VOV.VN -Border guards in Thanh Hoa province announced on September 30 that they have successfully broken up a major drug trafficking ring operating out of Laos, seizing a large quantity of heroin following a joint operation with police in Houaphanh province.
| Lo Van Dung at the police station (Photo: Bao Giao Thong)
Police forces in Xamtay district had caught a Vietnamese suspect red-handed as he was in the process of transporting drugs from Laos to the Vietnamese border in Thanh Hoa province for the purpose of selling them.
Upon conducting a search of the scene, the police discovered 30 cakes of heroin.
The suspect was later identified as Lo Van Dung, 31, of Que Phong district, Nghe An province.
After receiving more information about the drugs ring, police forces arrested another suspect, 20-year-old Thao Dia Tho of Houaphanh province, and confiscated two cakes of heroin and a motorbike.
The case is currently under further investigation.