HANOI, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Police and border guards of Vietnam's central Ha Tinh province have detained two Lao men for trafficking lab-made drugs and marijuana from Laos to Vietnam.
The two men, aged 23 and 25, were arrested on Monday when they were carrying 400 pills of synthetic drug and 15 cakes of marijuana on a Lao coach at a bus station in Ha Tinh, the provincial police said on Tuesday.
The two detainees confessed that they were hired by a Lao citizen to transport the drugs from Laos to Vietnam and hand over them to a Vietnamese person.
According to Vietnamese law, those convicted of smuggling over 4000 grams of heroin or more than 2.5 kg of methamphetamine are punishable by death.
Making or trading 400 grams of heroin or 400 grams of other illegal drugs also faces death penalty.