One of the arrested drug traffickers (Photo: VNA)

Son La (VNA) – Two Lao nationals carrying 18,000 synthetic drug pills and two heroin bricks were arrested in the northern mountainous province of Son La on April 2.

The arrest was carried out by the provincial border guard’s department for drug and crime prevention in collaboration with the Chieng Tuong border guard station in local Yen Chau district and Yen Chau police.

During the capture, a Yen Chau police officer was injured. He is under treatment at Moc Chau hospital.

The two traffickers, born in 1986 and 1969, reside in Xam Neua, Laos’ Houaphan province. They admitted they were hired by a Vietnamese to transport the drugs from Laos to Vietnam.

The case is under investigation.-VNA