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.