HANOI, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Police of Vietnam's northern Lai Chau province said on Thursday that they have busted a ring of lab-made drugs, detaining two men and confiscating 300,000 methamphetamine pills weighing over 30 kg.
Lai Chau police arrested a 21-year-old Lao man and a 28-year-old Vietnamese man from northern Dien Bien province on Monday when they were transporting the lab-made drug to northern Lao Cai province.
The two men confessed that Lao drug dealers hired them to transport the methamphetamine at a wage of 160 million Vietnamese dong (over 7,000 U.S. dollars).
According to the Vietnamese law, 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.