Police in the northern mountainous province of Son La on September 18 caught two people in the act of illegally transporting 42,000 pills of synthetic drugs.

The arrested are 24-year-old Giang A Tong and 23-year-old Lau A Dung from Van Ho commune. Both were caught when bringing the drugs out of Moc Chau district by motorbikes.

Tong initially confessed that he was hired by a woman to transport the drugs to a person in Son La city. He then persuaded Dung to take part in the transport job.

The case is under further investigation.-VNA