Police in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang caught a man illegally transporting 156 cakes of heroin (54.6 kg) on February 5.

The transporter is Trieu Duc Hanh, 1969, a resident in Bang Van commune, Ngan Son district, northern Bac Kan province.

He was driving on the Hanoi-Cao Bang direction when stopped by the traffic police.

Hanh, however, did not stop and drove on fast. In Cao Bang city, he left his car, tried to flee, but was caught by local police, drug investigation and customs officials.

Further investigation is underway.-VNA