Lau A Chu and Lau A Chia were arrested while attempting to transport 40 bricks of heroin.
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Hanoi (VNA) – The Investigation Police Agency of Hanoi’s Dong Da district on August 3 decided to prosecute and issue temporary detention warrants for two men residing in the northern border province of Dien Bien for illegal drug trafficking.

Lau A Chu, born in 1995, and Lau A Chia, born in 1999, residing in Dien Bien Dong district were arrested at Ho Tung Mau-Pham Hung crossroad on June 8 while attempting to transport 40 bricks of heroin weighing 14 kilogrammes in total.

Initial investigations showed that Chu and Chia are dealers in a drug trafficking ring, which transported the drugs from Dien Bien province to Hanoi, then continue distributing them to Thai Nguyen, Cao Bang and Bac Kan provinces for consumption.

Chu said that they would be paid 200 million VND (8,800 USD) if successfully transporting the drugs to Hanoi.

On August 3, Hai Phong police busted a large drug trafficking ring, and seized over one kilogrammes of drugs of various kinds.

Tran Thi Kim Ung (born in 1987, and residing in An Duong village, An Dong commune, An Duong district), and her husband Hoang Van Kien (born in 1989, residing in Van Tra village, An Dong commune, An Duong district), were arrested for drug possession and trading.

The police seized 1.8 kilogrammes of drugs, two mobile phones, 2.2 million VND, and many other exhibits.

Earlier, Ung was sentenced to 18 years of imprisonment for her illegal drug possession and trading. However, the execution of the sentence was postponed as her child was under 36 months old.-VNA