Up to 24,000 meth pills seized in Dien Bien hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Dien Bien (VNA)
- Law enforcement authorities of northern Dien Bien province on September 27 arrested one drug trafficker and seized 24,000 methamphetamine pills.

According to Le Ba Long, Head of the Drug Crime Investigation Department of the provincial Border Guard Command, a transnational drug ring was detected transporting drugs from Oudomxay province to Muong May district in Phongsaly province of Laos, and then selling them in Vietnam’s Dien Bien province.

Two suspects, were discovered travelling from Muong May district to Vietnam’s Tay Trang border gate in Dien Bien province. One of them, named Cu Chan Ly, was arrested in possession of 24,000 amphetamine pills, while the other escaped.

The detained suspect, a Lao national, born in 1996, said he and the other suspect bought the drugs and intended to sell them in Vietnam, according to police.

The case is under further investigation.-VNA