Police in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem district said they started legal proceedings against three defendants involved in trafficking 19 cakes of heroin (equivalent to around 6.2kg) and 431 tablets of meth.

The arrested are Lo Nguyet San, a dangerous and wanted man from 65 Tay Son, Hoang Van Thu ward, Lang Son province; Nguyen Nhu Quyet from Tho Xuong district, Bac Giang province; and Nguyen Duc Dat from Ve An ward in Bac Ninh City.

They were detained on December 17, 2013, in Xuan Mai town, Hanoi’s outskirt district of Chuong My.

They confessed that they were trying to transport the drugs (bought in the northern province of Son La) from Hanoi to Lang Son and then on to China to sell.-VNA