HANOI, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Vietnamese border guards have detained two Lao young men who transported five cakes of heroin and nearly 27,000 pills of lab-made drugs for sale in Vietnam.
The duo aged 19 and 25 were detained on Thursday when they were transporting the drugs, one handgun and five bullets, the border guard force of Vietnam's northern Thanh Hoa province said on Friday.
The detainees confessed that they transported the drugs from Laos to Vietnam for sale.
According to Vietnamese law, those convicted of smuggling over 600 grams of heroin or more than 2.5 kilograms of methamphetamine are punishable by death. Making or trading 100 grams of heroin or 300 grams of other illegal drugs also faces death penalty.