​Bricks of heroin seized in a busted drug trafficking ring (Photo: VNA)

Lang Son (VNA) – Police in the northern province of Lang Son discovered 145 drug cases in the first six months of 2016.

The police arrested 232 suspects and collected 15kg of heroin and over 72kg of synthetic drug.

Notably is the case of Hua Van Khen residing in Dak Lak province. On June 20, Lang Son police busted Khen who was smuggling 30 cakes of heroin from the Central Highlands to Lang Son. All of the heroin cakes will be trafficked to China for sales.

Ngo Tien Dung, a policeman from Cao Loc district - a hotspot in drug crime, said the competent forces have regularly coordinated with all-level authorities to raise public awareness of narcotic harms as well as legal regulations on the punishment of drug trafficking, trading and producing activities.

Additionally, the police also encouraged locals to detect and report violations.-VNA