Wife reports husband for growing opium plants

By Tran Hoa   June 11, 2024 | 02:53 am PT
Wife reports husband for growing opium plants
A police officer seizes poppy plants grown by a man at his home in Gia Lai Province. Photo by police
A man in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai has been arrested after his wife reported him over growing nearly 500 opium plants at their home to the police.

Police of Kbang District said Monday that Trieu Van Thu, 53, is facing the charge of "illegal production of narcotics."

The arrest came after police received a report from Thu’s wife, Bui Thi Oanh, about her husband growing a large number of plants resembling opium poppies.

Upon inspecting Thu's house, the police found 485 opium plants grown in the garden and bedroom, along with two plastic boxes and a ceramic cup containing a black solid substance.

Thu admitted to purchasing opium poppy pods in northern Lang Son Province.

When the plants are matured, he would eat the leaves raw and extract the resin from the pods for use.

Opium is on the list of forbidden narcotics in Vietnam.

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