|The two suspects at the police station
The police launched a probe when they discovered initial information relating to a major drug ring operating across the border in neighbouring Laos in mid-September.
On the morning of November 18 at 7:30 a.m., two men suspected of drug trafficking were caught red-handed in possession of 210,000 pills of synthetic drugs, two mobile phones, a motorbike and LAK2,570,000.
The suspects were identified as Thao Nu Va, 28, currently residing in Luang Prabang province, and Thao Seng, 24, currently residing in in Oudomxay province.
When questioned at the police station, the suspects both admitted that they had bought the drugs in Laos and had brought them to Vietnam with the intent to supply.