HANOI, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Border guards of Vietnam's central Ha Tinh province detained a Vietnamese man when he was transporting 3,200 pills of lab-made drugs from Laos to Vietnam, provincial border guards said on Friday.
The 32-year-old man from central Thai Nguyen province was arrested on Thursday when he crossed the Cau Treo international border gate in Ha Tinh.
Vinh confessed buying the drugs from a Lao woman. The case is under further investigation.
On Tuesday, border guards of Vietnam's northern Dien Bien province in coordination with Laos' relevant agencies detained three Lao men for trading and trafficking 60 cakes of heroin, 40,000 pills of ecstasy, one handgun, seven bullets and some other items from Laos to Vietnam.
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.