Five Lao nationals caught in possession of significant drugs haul

VOV.VN - Border guards in the central province of Quang Tri on August detained five Lao citizens attempting to smuggle a large quantity of drugs into Vietnam.

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The Lao citizens were caught red-handed when they were travelling cross the Lao Bao International Border Gate at 3pm on August 4 by car, carrying 60,000 pills of synthetic drugs, said Quang Tri border guards.

Searching their Ford Ranger, the guards also seized LAK1 million (Lao currency) and other documents.

According to local authorities, the group had been placed under police surveillance for a long time under a two-phase operation jointly carried out by Vietnamese border guards in Quang Tri province alongside functional agencies from Laos.

The first phase saw four Lao nationals arrested from June 28 to June 29, carrying 419,000 pills of synthetic drugs into Vietnam.

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