Quang Binh busts largest meth smuggling case

15:44 | 16/10/2018
Police of the central province of Quang Binh recently seized 308.6kg of crystal meth, the largest single amount confiscated in the province so far.
quang binh busts largest meth smuggling case
Police seizes 308.6kg of crystal meth in the case (Photo: VNA)

On October 12, local police noticed a suspicious car on National Highway 1A in Le Thuy district of the province. When police asked the occupants to stop the car, they fled into a nearby forest.

When examining the vehicle, police discovered 300 nylon bags of crystal meth weighing 308.6kg.

The next morning, with the cooperation of local people, authorised forces arrested Xeng Vang, born in 1995 and residing in Bolikhamsai province of Laos, who was the car’s driver.

He admitted he was hired to smuggle the drugs to Da Nang city for 10,000 USD.

Local police are searching for other suspects.

A day earlier, police in Nghe An province, also in the central part of Vietnam, arrested two drug traffickers, seizing 30 bricks of heroin, each weighing 350g.

Those arrested include Nguyen Ngoc Ich, born in 1977, and Tran Dinh Hoi, born in 1984, both from Hanh Lam commune, Thanh Chuong district.

The police said the suspectshave been under surveillance for a long time. On the morning of October 15, they were caught red-handed while attempting to transport the drugs from Thanh Chuong to Nam Dan district.


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