Three men have been caught transporting heroin in Vietnam.
The trio were arrested with almost five kilograms of the drug, the largest amount ever seized by border guards in Thua Thien-Hue Province.
|Thua Thien-Hue Border Guards with one of the men arrested for trafficking heroin. — VNA/VNS Photo Do Van Truong|
They are Phan Van Ba, 44, from Da Nang central city, Le Kim Huan, 30, from Da Nang central city and Pham Dang Huy, 39, from Binh Thuan southern province.
The traffickers were caught at about 1.30pm on Sunday at the Lap An Lagoon in Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District when they were stopped in their car. The drugs were discovered hidden in the vehicle.
Meanwhile, a woman has been arrested with more than 5,000 ecstasy tablets.
Ca Thi Huong, 33, from Thuan Chau District was arrested in Son La City, Son La Province on Sunday.
She remains in police custody while police continue investigations. — VNS
A man from Hanoi was sentenced to death for trafficking up to 3kg of heroin by the Thanh Hoa Court on Tuesday.
Investigative police in Dien Bien have arrested two suspects for their alleged involvement in a transnational drug trafficking ring, with 220 packs of heroin, weighing 77 kilograms, being seized.