Dien Bien police seize 1kg of heroin from drug dealer hinh anh 1Dieu Chinh Kien was seized by Dien Bien police while trafficking three bricks of heroin on June 14. (Photo: VNA)

Dien Bien (VNA) – Police in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien caught red handed a man trafficking three bricks of heroin (equivalent to 1 kilogramme) to the locality on June 14.

Dieu Chinh Kien, born in 1976 and residing in Tan Phong 2 village, Si Pa Phin commune, Nam Po district, was arrested in Nam Chim 1 village, Si Pa Phin commune, Nam Po district. He said he bought the drugs in the border area and transported them to Dien Bien province for selling.

A motorbike and other relevant objects were also seized.

Further investigation is underway.

Last month, local police seized a man for trafficking 10 bricks of heroin.

Dien Bien, sharing the border with Laos and China, is a complicated locality in terms of drug trafficking.

Earlier in January 2018, the drugs squad of Dien Bien brought to light a large drug trafficking ring involving a Lao national and 21 bricks of heroin (about 7.5kg), seizing two suspects.-VNA