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    Vietnam arrests Chinese man with 300kg of heroin

    HANOI (AFP) – Vietnam police have arrested a Chinese national found with a massive haul of heroin in Ho Chi Minh City, the second such bust in a week as the country cracks down on the illicit trade.

    Though Vietnam boasts some of the world’s toughest drug laws, it is both a consumption hub and a popular thoroughfare for narcotics from the lawless ‘Golden Triangle’ region straddling Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.

    Vietnam has clocked several high-profile busts in recent months as it seeks to contain rampant drug trafficking.

    Police on Wednesday found 313kg of suspected heroin worth an estimated USD8.6 million after stopping a ‘suspicious’ pick-up truck in the southern hub of Ho Chi Minh City.

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