Lao Cai border guards arrest heroin smuggler hinh anh 1Illustrative Image (Source: VNA)

Lao Cai (VNA) – Border guards of the northern province of Lao Cai have arrested a suspect who was illegally transporting two bricks of heroin (nearly 0.7 kg) in Na Loc 4 village, Ban Lau commune, Muong Khuong district.

Lu A Cau, born in 1977 and residing in Tam Dinh village, Son Thuy commune, Van Ban district, was stopped by local border guards patrolling Na Loc village for checking on June 23. He resisted fiercely but was then seized by the border guards.

In the Ban Lau Border Post, Cau confessed that he was transporting the heroin to the border area for sale.

Along with the drugs, the authorities also seized a motorbike, two cell phones, 191 RMB and 878,000 VND. The case is under further investigation.

Earlier on June 22, police in Song Ma district of the northern border province of Son La caught two suspects who were smuggling a large amount of drugs.

The authorities seized 36 bricks of heroin, two mobile phones, three motorbikes and other related exhibits.-VNA