Eight Lao drug traffickers have been arrested in the central province of Quang Tri for attempts to trade and transport 10kg of synthetic drugs into Vietnam, the provincial border guards announced on September 7.
Eight Lao drug traffickers are arrested in the central province of Quang Tri for attempts to trade and transport 10kg of synthetic drugs into Vietnam. (
The local border guard coordinated with police in Laos’ Dansavanh International Border Gate, Sepon district, Savannakhet province to crack down on the trans-national drug trafficking ring on September 6.
They also seized a K59 pistol with four bullets, two cars and two fake licence plates.
Colonel Le Van Phuong, Commander of the provincial border guard, said the Lao nationals are drug dealers regularly operating along the two countries’ shared border near Vietnam’s Lao Bao International Border Gate in Quang Tri.
These people attempt to transport drugs from Laos’ major cities to Vietnam and then a third nation, he said.
The authorities of the two nations are jointly further investigating the case./.VNA
Colonel Vu Van Hau, deputy head of the Investigation Police Department on Drug-related Crimes talks about the drug crimes.