Senior lieutenant-colonel Pham Ngoc Thach, deputy head of the provincial Drug Crime Investigation Police Department said the unit has co-ordinated with police in Phu Loc district to arrest the suspect, Ho Van Viet, for the illegal possession of a synthetic drug. Viet, aged 28, resides in Thuy Phu, Huong Thuy commune.
At 3pm on April 13, Viet was apprehended by police in Binh An hamlet, Loc Bon commune, Phu Loc district for the illegal possession of 200 pills of a synthetic drug.
Police said Viet has previously been convicted for gambling.
The incident is still under investigation.