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Hanoi (VNA) – Police in Hanoi’s Thanh Xuan district have arrested Giang A Senh, a local of Mai Chau district, the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh for allegedly transporting about 7kgs of heroin.

Senh, 20, was followed from October 19 before he was seized at My Dinh bus station in Nam Tu Liem district the same day, along with two mobile phones.

He confessed that he was transporting the drugs from Hoa Binh to Hanoi.

Thanh Xuan police are investigating the case.

On October 24, the National Steering Committee against smuggling, trade fraud and counterfeiting (Steering Committee 389) praised police of the central province of Ha Tinh for arresting a drug trafficker transporting 10kgs of methamphetamine and 200,000 amphetamine tablets through Cau Treo border gate on October 14.

Xong Dua Dong, born in 1984 from Na Ngoi commune, Ky Son district of Nghe An province and residing in Laos’ Borikhamsay province, admitted that he transported the drug from Laos to Vietnam for sale in a third country for 500 USD.

According to Steering Committee 389 of Ha Tinh, since June 2017, the province detected and handled 2,539 cases of smuggling, trade fraud and counterfeiting, a drop of 3 percent over the same time last year. Local authorities seized 4.196 billion VND worth of products and levied fines exceeding 7 billion VND.-VNA