Human Rights

Three Vietnamese Arrested For Trafficking Drugs From Laos To Vietnam

HANOI, Police of the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi, have arrested three Vietnamese men, for transporting 20 cakes of heroin, weighing over six kg, it was reported on Sunday.

The police caught red-handed, a 27-year-old man, from the northern Dien Bien province, transporting the drugs in Nam Tu Liem district, Hanoi, on Saturday afternoon.

Expanding investigation, the authorities arrested two accomplices, a 31-year-old man from Dien Bien province and a 52-year-old man from northern Cao Bang province, the news agency reported.

Under Vietnamese law, those convicted of smuggling over 600 grams of heroin, or more than 2.5 kg of methamphetamine, are punishable by death.

Making or trading 100 grams of heroin, or 300 grams of other illegal drugs, also faces the death penalty.

Source: NAM News Network