Two Lao nationals arrested for cross-border drug trafficking

VOV.VN - The Customs Department of the central province of Quang Tri stated on June 8 that they had arrested two Lao nationals after they had attempted to transport 18,000 pills of synthetic drugs into Vietnam.

According to initial information regarding the case, the drug traffickers were caught red-handed at 13:45 p.m. on June 7 in Lao Bao town of Huong Hoa district.

Further investigations into the matter are now underway.

The Quang Tri Customs Department also seized a total of 36,000 pills of synthetic drugs at the Lao Bao border gate on June 1.

Many major drug trafficking rings have made use of the Vietnam-Laos border area in Huong Hoa district as a transportation hub into the nation, with the aim of disturbing illegal drugs across the country.

Quang Tri’s functional forces have so far broken up dozens of extremely large cases of drug transportation and have been able to prevent the distribution of millions of pills of drug over the years.