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Vietnam Anti-Drug team books 3 smugglers, seize 780 tablets

Vietnam Anti-Drug team books 3 smugglers, seize 780 tablets

HANOI: The Vietnam Anti Drug Team has arrested three drugs smugglers included woman and seized 780 synthetic drugs tablets here the other day.

The woman, whose Vietnamese name is Tenh Thi Sao, was caught carrying 780 synthetic drug tablets on a motorbike from Laos into Vietnam via the border in Son La’s Yen Chau District here the other day, the anti-drug team of the provincial High Command Border Guard told the Customs Today.

Sao, 44, a native of the Lao province of Houaphanh, will be charged with illegally transporting narcotics pursuant to Article 194 of the Penal Code, the team said.

The team also seized from Sao a small bag of heroin and the motorbike.

Sao told the team that two Vietnamese men had hired her to transport the drugs from Laos into Vietnam through the Keo Muong Border Guard Station to deliver to them.

From the woman’s testimony, the team captured Luong Van Cam, 44, and Luong Van Cuong, 26, both residing in Son La’s Thuan Chau District, later the same day.

The two men admitted to the team that they had bought the drugs in Laos and employed Sao to bring them via the border.

The team has handed the three drug traffickers and their drugs over to the Yen Chau District police for further investigation.