7 months Vietnam nabs Chinese carrying 300 kg of heroin Manilatimes |World
HANOI: Vietnam police have arrested a Chinese found with a massive haul of heroin in Ho Chi Minh City, the second such bust in a week as the country cracks down on the illicit trade. Though communist Vietnam boasts some of the world’s toughest drug laws, it is both a consumption hub and a popular thoroughfare for narcotics from the lawless “Golden Triangle” region straddling Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Vietnam has clocked several high-profile busts in recent months as it seeks to contain rampant drug trafficking. Police on Wednesday found 313 kilograms (690 pounds) of suspected heroin worth an estimated ... more