HANOI, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Border guard forces of Vietnam's Ha Tinh province have arrested a man over trafficking 5 kg of crystal methamphetamine, Vietnam News Agency reported on Friday.
The 50-year-old man from the central Nghe An province was caught red-handed trafficking the drug from Laos to Vietnam on Tuesday, the news agency reported.
He admitted that he had been hired by a Laotian to transport the drug to Nghe An province.
The authorities are further investigating the case.
According to Vietnamese law, those convicted of smuggling over 600 grams of heroin or more than 2.5 kg of methamphetamine are punishable by death.