|Dieu Chinh Kien was seized by Dien Bien police while trafficking three bricks of heroin on June 14.
Dieu Chinh Kien, born in 1976 and residing in Tan Phong 2 village, Si Pa Phin commune, Nam Po district, was arrested in Nam Chim 1 village, Si Pa Phin commune, Nam Po district. He said he bought the drugs in the border area and transported them to Dien Bien province for selling.
A motorbike and other relevant objects were also seized.
Further investigation is underway.
Last month, local police seized a man for trafficking 10 bricks of heroin.
Dien Bien, sharing the border with Laos and China, is a complicated locality in terms of drug trafficking.
Earlier in January 2018, the drugs squad of Dien Bien brought to light a large drug trafficking ring involving a Lao national and 21 bricks of heroin (about 7.5kg), seizing two suspects.