Tran Van Uol, 60, at noon Thursday was arrested by border guards while transporting a box containing 10.9 kg of ketamine from Cambodia to Vietnam through a border gate in An Giang.
Uol confessed to have accepted to transport the drugs on behalf of an unidentified man.
Further investigations Thursday night revealed a storage in An Giang’s Tinh Bien Town containing 20.8 kg of cocaine and morphine, managed by 38-year-old Vo Thi Ngoc Mai.
Mai said she had been hired by a woman named Say in Cambodia, who told her Thursday morning to receive goods delivered by a truck at a border gate.
The investigation is ongoing.
Vietnam has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. Those convicted of possessing or smuggling more than 600 g of heroin or over 2.5 kg of methamphetamine face death.
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