Police in Thanh Uyen district, the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau, on August 8 arrested two youngsters trafficking seven kilograms of opium poppy sap.

They are Giang A Ninh, 18, from Duong Quy commune, Van Ban district, Lao Cai province and Khang A Vu, 15, residing in Ta Cho village, Kim Noi commune, Mu Cang Chai district in neighbouring Yen Bai province.

They were caught while transporting the opium sap from Son La to Lai Chau.

The case is under further investigation.-VNA