Lao man arrested for drug smuggling

(VOV) - A Lao man has been arrested along border area of the central Ha Tinh province for illegally transporting 200 tablets of methamphetamine from Laos to Vietnam.

Thao Chom, 44, admitted to purchasing the narcotics from Thao Vi in Kham Cot district, in Laos' Bolikhamsay province, and then planned to transport them to a Vietnamese person by accessing the Cau Treo international border passage.

If successfully delivered, he stood to receive 5,000 Baht (US$154). Vietnamese and Lao authorities are currently investigating the matter fully.