HANOI, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Police of Vietnam's northern Dien Bien province have detained two local drug traffickers, confiscating 220 cakes of heroin weighing 77 kg, Vietnam News Agency reported on Sunday.
The male detainees, aged 28 and 31, were caught red-handed trading the drug in the province's Dien Bien district on Saturday at noon. They confessed that they had bought the drug in Laos and transported to Vietnam for consumption.
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.