VN, Laos police bust meth gangs, seize 110,000 pills

VietNamNet Bridge – Police in the north-western province of Dien Bien have seized 110,000 methamphetamine pills in a transnational operation over the last two days.

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Hang A Khu and seized drugs at the police station. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuan Tu


While patrolling in Noong Bua Ward in Dien Bien Phu City on Sunday afternoon, officers detected a suspect trading meth with two others.

The trio resisted fiercely and fled, but the police subsequently arrested a man identified as Hang A Khu, 29, of Dien Bien Dong District’s Pu Nhi Commune and found him in possession of 20 packs containing 20,000 meth pills.

Earlier, on Saturday the provincial police seized 90,000 meth pills and arrested a Lao national. The operation was a joint effort by the police departments of Dien Bien Province and Luang Prabang and Phongsali provinces of Laos.

Officers also seized motorbike, a mobile phone and other items.

The Lao man said he had bought the meth in Borikhamxay Province in his country and transported it to Luang Prabang for sale to a Vietnamese who has not been identified.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

Source: VNS

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