HANOI, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Police of Vietnam's northern Son La province said on Friday that they have detained two local young women for transporting over 1.7 kg of synthetic drug.
The duo aged 20 and 28 from Son La's Thuan Chau district were arrested on Thursday when they were transporting over 17,400 pills of lab-made drug. They confessed that an identified man had hired them to transport the drug.
On Wednesday, a 30-year-old man from northern Son La province, which borders Son La, was arrested for transporting over 2.4 kg of heroin from Son La to Hanoi, according to the municipal police.
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.