JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Laotian men nabbed for smuggling 215,000 illegal pills into Vietnam

Laotian men nabbed for smuggling 215,000 illegal pills into Vietnam

Friday, October 04, 2019, 14:56 GMT+7
Laotian men nabbed for smuggling 215,000 illegal pills into Vietnam
The two Laotian men along with the synthetic drugs are held at the border guard office in the north-central Vietnamese province of Quang Tri on October 3, 2019. Photo: Manh Hung / Tuoi Tre

Two Laotian men are in custody after their attempt to smuggle 215,000 pills containing synthetic drugs into Vietnam.

Border guard officers in the north-central Vietnamese province of Quang Tri, in coordination with police in Laos’ Savannakhet Province, arrested Savat Dixay Nhaxombat and Banpachit Keovilayvong, both 24, on Thursday.

The two suspects were caught driving separate automobiles carrying a combined 215,000 pills containing synthetic drugs through a Vietnam-Laos border at around 3:30 pm.

Officers have confiscated the drugs, vehicles, and relevant documents.

The bust is the largest along the Vietnam-Laos border in Quang Tri Province so far.

The suspects are believed to be an important link in a large-scale drug ring that operates along the Vietnam-Laos border.

Nhaxombat and Keovilayvong have since been handed over to Laotian police for further investigation.

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

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

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

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Latest news