A Russian tourist was detained Saturday for growing cannabis in a house in the central Binh Thuan Province.
Dmitri Shedko, 33, was detained by police of Phan Thiet after planting dozens of cannabis plants inside a bedroom of a rented house in the city.
On Friday, police searched the house and found 27 cannabis plants under cultivation.
Three kilograms of dried cannabis was also found, along with equipment used to plant and grow cannabis.
Shedko said he purchased seeds and other planting equipment two months prior. After harvesting and processing, he distributed the cannabis to his Russian friends in Mui Ne and Phan Thiet.