Border guards in Vietnam ’s northern mountainous province of Dien
Bien , in coordination with the security services in the Lao province
of Phongsaly , arrested five people for smuggling 32 kg of opium
on July 30.
All five, who include To Lo, Chu Cho, A
Cha, Xu O and Ki Xa, come from Noong Lom village, in Muong May district
in Phongsaly province.
Earlier, border guards in Dien
Bien province had interrogated suspects who had been previously
involved in drug cases and uncovered a gang smuggling drugs and weapons
from Noong Lom village to Na Bung commune in Muong Nhe district, Dien
The five were arrested after a four-day joint operation.-VNA