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Son La (VNA) – The police in the northern mountainous province of Son La have arrested a man for illegally transporting 20 cakes (about 7 kg) of heroin.

Kha A Lu, born in 1995 and residing in Thung Ang village, Hang Kia commune, Mai Chau district in Son La’s neighbouring province of Hoa Binh , was captured at 16:00 on July 27 in Long Luong commune, Van Ho district, Son La province.

Khu A Lu confessed that he was hired by a man in his village to transport the heroin to National Highway 6 for 600,000 VND (28 USD).

The case is under investigation.

Son La, which borders Laos and is home to some ethnic minority groups, has long been a drug trafficking hot spot. According to the provincial police, in the first week of July alone, 13 cases were detected involving 16 suspects and 1.064kg heroin.-VNA