Border guards at the Lao Bao international border gate in the central province of Quang Tri caught a Russian national carrying 2.3kg of dried cannabis leaves while entering Vietnam from Laos on January 9.

According to authorities at the gate, Vladimir Shperling, born in 1983, has been hunted by Interpol for 10 years for drug smuggling and transporting.

Currently, Shperling is being detained in the Lao Bao border gate before being handed over to competent agencies for further investigations.-VNA