Police in the northern province of Quang Ninh caught two men in the act of transporting over 3,000 synthetic pills, more than 700g of crystal methamphetamine and 34.1g of heroin in the early hours of September 24.

The two detained men are Nguyen Hoai Thanh, born in 1974, from northern mountainous Lao Cai province, and Le Duc Thang, born in 1972, from northern Ninh Binh province.

Nguyen Hoai Thanh, director of a tourist agency in Lao Cai was found to be the head of the ring, which transported drugs from China to Vietnam.

He was caught with more than 1,000 synthetic pills, weighing over 321g, and 280.5g of crystal methamphetamine.

Meanwhile, Le Duc Thang was caught with 2,325 synthetic pills, weighing 697.67g, and 428.83g of crystal methamphetamine hidden inside a computer speaker.

Later, local police arrested another five men in Thanh’s network and seized 34.1g of heroin, 40.92g of methamphetamine and 160 million VND (7,619 USD).

Authorised agencies are investigating the case further.-VNA