Another drug smuggling ring from Laos busted hinh anh 1One of those arrested and exhibits (Source: the General Director of Customs)

Hanoi (VNA) – Customs officers and border guards of Cau Treo international border gate, in cooperation with police in the central province of Ha Tinh, on July 17 arrested three suspects who were illegally transporting 25 kilogrammes of crystal meth of 52 cakes (nearly 18 kilogrammes) of heroin from Laos to Vietnam.

The suspects are Keo Viset China, born in 1982, Cang Chay, born in 1993, and Keo Phommasane, born in 1967. They are all residing in Thakkek town of Khammuane province of Laos.

The authorities discovered the drug amount during security check for luggage and vehicles of passengers crossing the Cau Treo international border gate in Son Kim 1 commune, Huong Son district of Ha Tinh.

The trio initially confessed that they bought the drugs in Laos and transported to Vietnam for selling.

All the three suspects and exhibits were then handed over to authorized agencies for settlement in line with the law.

On July 15, border guards, public security forces, and customs officers of the central Quang Tri province also seized 4,234 meth pills en route to Vietnam from Laos. 

Authorities arrested Nguyen Thi Thao Ly, 17, residing in An Du Dong 1, Vinh Tan commune, Vinh Linh district (Quang Tri province) and Tran Thanh Giang, 22, residing in Tan Ninh commune, Quang Ninh district (Quang Binh province). They are believed to be part of a drug ring, trafficking drugs from Laos to Quang Binh for consumption.-VNA