Police of Vietnam’s central Nghe An province have detained a local man, member of a ring which has smuggled drugs from Laos to Vietnam, local media reported on Tuesday.
Pham Van Tung, 27 from Nghe An, was caught red-handed transporting 20 cakes of heroin, 1kg of methamphetamine, and 12,000 pills of lab-made drugs, daily newspaper Tien Phong (Pioneer) quoted the provincial police as reporting.
He is a member of the ring which has illegally traded large volumes of drugs in Laos and Nghe An.
According to Vietnamese law, those convicted of smuggling over 600 grams of heroin or more than 2.5 kilograms of methamphetamine are punishable by death. Making or trading 100 grams of heroin or 300 grams of other illegal drugs also faces death penalty.