Thao Cu Mua (centre) and the 15kg of methamphetamine he tried to smuggle into Vietnam (Photo: Ha Tinh border guard force)

Hanoi (VNA) – The border guard force in the central province of Ha Tinh arrested a man carrying 15kg of methamphetamine from Laos to Vietnam on March 18.

The arrest was part of an operation in which the local border guard has worked with the General Department of Vietnam Customs’ anti-smuggling inspection department and Vietnam Coast Guard High Command’s drug crime prevention office.

The arrested man was Thao Cu Mua, 31, from the Mong ethnic minority group in Laos’ Bolikhamsai province. He 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.

The case is under investigation.-VNA