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Delivery man caught with 30,000 amphetamine pills

By Duc Hung   March 9, 2021 | 04:00 am PT
Delivery man caught with 30,000 amphetamine pills
Packs of amphetamine pills seized by police in Ha Tinh Province, March 8, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Duc Hung.
Ha Tinh police have detained a 36-year-old man carrying 30,000 amphetamine pills in a backpack to be delivered at a gas station.

The man, a resident of Huong Son District in the central province only identified as Vu, will be charged with drug smuggling, police said Monday.

Vu had asked a friend to drive him to the gas station in Huong Son District in order to deliver the pills. Authorities have confirmed that the amphetamine, also known as ecstasy pills, valued at around VND6 billion ($261,000), originated in Laos, more than 300 km from the district.

Vu confessed to the police that he has been a drug addict for years. He was to given several hundred of the amphetamine pills as his payment, but was caught before he could collect it from the dealer.

The case is being investigated further.

In Vietnam, those who smuggle narcotics can be punished with at least two years in prison. Depending the severity of the crime and quantity of drugs involved, those found guilty can even get life imprisonment or death.

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