Two men arrested with 3.3 kg of synthetic drugs smuggled in from Europe

By Hai Binh   October 24, 2020 | 03:30 pm GMT+7
Two men arrested with 3.3 kg of synthetic drugs smuggled in from Europe
Synthetic drugs seized by police in central Vietnam, October 22, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Vuong Linh.
Police in central Vietnam have arrested two men for allegedly smuggling thousands of synthetic drug pills weighing 3.3 kilograms from Europe.

On Thursday they caught Pham Anh Tuan of Vinh in the central Nghe An Province with 300 grams of the drugs hidden in the lining of his sneakers.

He told the police that Tran Anh Tai was also a member of his drug smuggling ring.

A raid of Tai’s house, also in Vinh, netted 10,000 pills weighing over three kilograms.

The duo, both 38, said they had ordered the drugs from European countries through social media and had them packed in medicine bottles.

The bottles were sent to Vietnam by post, and the duo were preparing to distribute the drugs around Vietnam or to another country.

The police are investigating further.

Vietnam has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. Those convicted of possessing or smuggling more than 600 g of heroin or over 2.5 kg of methamphetamine face death.

 
 
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