In the afternoon of May 15, local police arrested Nguyen Van Dai, born in 1975 and residing in Thach Son commune, Anh Son district of the central province of Nghe An, and Nguyen Van Ly, born in 1991 and residing in Anh Son town, Anh Son district of Nghe An for illegally transporting the heroin.
The duo drove a Ford Ranger car with 329 heroin bricks hidden in many places of the car such as floor and oil tank.
At the police station, they admitted that they were transporting the drug from Nghe An to Lao Cai for cross-border sale.
The provincial police started keeping an eye on the case from April 27, 2016.
They launched activities to uncover the ring on May 6, 2018 under the instruction of Colonel Dinh Tien Quan, Director of the Lao Cai Department of Public Security and Colonel Hoang Manh Hung, Vice Director of the department.
The case is under further investigation.