Ly La was arrested for carrying 20 bricks of heroin from Laos to Vietnam. (Photo: VTV)

Son La (VNA) – A man carrying 20 bricks of heroin was arrested on June 12 in Chieng Khuong village, Chieng Khuong commune, Song Ma district, the northern mountainous province of Son La.

The arrest was carried out by the provincial police in collaboration with the Chieng Khuong border guard station and customs.

The arrested is Ly La or No La, born in 1992, and resides in Long Ku village, Vieng Say district, Houaphan province of Laos.

Ly La said he was hired by a strange man to transport the drug from Laos to Vietnam.

On June 11, the Son La police and relevant authorities arrested Mua Thi Keo, born in 1996, for illegal trade of drugs, seizing 17,000 synthetic drugs and related evidence. Keo resides in Vieng Say district, Houaphan province of Laos.

The cases are under investigation.-VNA