Three drug cases uncovered in Lam Dong, Nam Dinh provinces hinh anh 1A border guard of Nam Dinh province questions the trafficker (right, sitting) arrested on May 1 (Photo: VNA)

Lam Dong (VNA) – Three drug cases were recently discovered in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong and the northern province of Nam Dinh, with 1.4kg of heroin and 4,000 synthetic drug pills seized.

Lam Dong police said on May 2 that they stopped a 33-year-old woman riding a motorcycle on late May 1 and found two boxes containing white powder. Test results show that the substance was heroin, and the two bricks weigh 350g each.

This woman, living in Lien Nghia township of Duc Trong district, confessed that she had brought the drug for 540 million VND (over 23,500 USD) from another woman from the central province of Nghe An.

Also on late May 1, local police caught a 46-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man in Nam Ban township of Lam Ha district while they were trafficking two heroin bricks weighing 350g each on a motorbike.

The woman said they had been paid 10 million VND to bring the drugs from Nghe An to Lam Dong’s Da Lat city.

Meanwhile, border guards of Nam Dinh province on May 1 also arrested a 31-year-old man for storing 4,000 synthetic drug pills in the Quat Lam tourist site in Quat Lam township of Giao Thuy district.

The man said he is a drug addict and had trafficked the drug from northern Son La province to Nam Dinh. He used to be imprisoned for 18 months for illegal drug storage and use and was just released in October 2019./.