Drug smuggler caught in Hoa Binh province hinh anh 1Nguyen Nam Duc was arrested for transporting drugs from Laos to Vietnam on March 19 (Photo: VNA)

Hoa Binh (VNA) – Police in Cao Phong district in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh on March 19 arrested a man transporting drugs from Laos to Vietnam.

The arrested man was Nguyen Nam Duc, born in 1980, who is residing in the province’s Mai Chau district. He was caught red-handed smuggling 1kg of crystal methamphetamine and seven bags containing about 1,400 meth pills.

Duc admitted that he and another man, named Tuan, had bought the drugs from Laos. Tuan then hired Duc to transport the drugs into Vietnam.

The case is being further investigated by Hoa Binh province’s police.

A day earlier, the border guard force in the central province of Ha Tinh also arrested a man carrying 15kg of methamphetamine from Laos to Vietnam.

Thao Cu Mua, 31, from the Mong ethnic minority group in Laos’ Bolikhamsai province was caught allegedly smuggling 15kg of methamphetamine contained in 15 yellow plastic bags.

Mua admitted that he transported the drug into Vietnam for a Vietnamese person for 120,000 USD.-VNA