Lao man nabbed for trafficking 300 kg of meth in Vietnam

By Duc Hung   February 17, 2019 | 05:56 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese police Sunday detained a Lao man and is hunting for other people involved in a central Vietnam drug trafficking ring.

Vangchueyang Briachear was captured with 294 kilograms of methamphetamine on Sunday. Photo coutesy of Ha Tinh Border Guards

Vangchueyang Briachear was captured on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Ha Tinh Border Guards

Vangchueyang Briachear, 25, was captured at 1 a.m. in a forest in the central province of Ha Tinh.

The police found 294 kilograms of methamphetamine, divided into 278 packs in 12 bags.

"At least one other man was involved in transporting the drugs. The police are searching for him in the forest," said Vo Tien Nghi, commander in chief of Ha Tinh Border Guards.

The nationality of the second man is unknown.

[Caption] The drugs were contained in 12 bags. Photo coutesy of Ha Tinh Border Guards

The drugs were contained in 12 bags. Photo courtesy of Ha Tinh Border Guards

Briachear told the police that he entered Vietnam Saturday and stayed at a motel about 30 kilometers from the border with Laos to wait for the packages. He was caught soon after he received them.

Drug trafficking and consumption have persisted and worsened in Vietnam of late, despite the country having some of the world’s toughest anti-drug laws.

Those convicted of possessing or smuggling more than 600g of heroin or more than 2.5kg of methamphetamine face the death penalty in Vietnam.

 
 
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