Border guard forces of Vietnam’s northern Son La province arrested four Lao men for trafficking 10 cakes of heroin into the country, Vietnam News Agency reported yesterday.
According to Vietnam News, the drug smugglers, aged 18-19, were caught red-handed transporting the drug in Moc Chau district on Thursday afternoon.
They confessed to taking advantage of the stormy weather to transport the drug from Laos to Vietnam for distribution.
As stipulated in Vietnamese laws, 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 death penalty