JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Five foreign members of drug ring arrested on Vietnam-Laos border

Five foreign members of drug ring arrested on Vietnam-Laos border

Tuesday, January 05, 2016, 11:05 GMT+7

Vietnamese border guards have worked with Lao police to swoop on a major transnational drug ring, capturing five foreigners in the border area between the two nations.

Ha Tinh border guards, in coordination with Lao police officers, have arrested five members of the drug ring, who are of Thai and Lao nationality, Colonel Vo Trong Hai announced on Monday.

The suspects, four men from Laos and one from Thailand, were nabbed by officers on Sunday when they were transferring the illegal drugs to their partners in the border area between Vietnam’s Ha Tinh and Laos’ province of Borikhamxay, according to Col. Hai.

Police also confiscated 91 bricks of heroin, 35,800 synthetic drug pills, four automobiles, and other relevant exhibits.

The ring was thoroughly organized and the members, whose ages range from 18 to 41 years old, were always armed and ready to attack officers when they were detected, Ha Tinh police said.

Officers from the two countries have been tracking the suspects and succeeded in detaining them, solving the first drug-related crime in Ha Tinh this year.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News


Read more




‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news