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Police detain 20 foreigners illegally entering Vietnam

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HCMC – The Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security discovered 20 foreigners traveling along the Hanoi-Haiphong-Quang Ninh Expressway in three cars in an attempt to illegally enter Vietnam at 1.00 a.m. today, October 26.

Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Truong Son, leader of the expressway patrol team 2 under the department, said that after receiving a request from the Lang Son Province police, the patrol team mapped out a plan to stop the vehicles at the tollgate of the expressway for an inspection and caught 20 foreigners trying to enter the country illegally, the local media reported.

The 20 foreigners and three drivers were taken to the police station in Lang Son Province for an investigation, he said.

On October 25, the patrol team stopped some vehicles traveling on the expressway to conduct drug tests. After undergoing quick tests, drivers Nguyen T.H, aged 30, and Nguyen T.D, aged 24, who live in Haiphong City and Hung Yen Province, tested positive for drugs.

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