Border guards in the central province of Quang Tri, in cooperation with Lao police, arrested three Lao people for illegally smuggling 3.5 kilogrammes of heroin from Laos to Vietnam on June 18.

The three traffickers, who came from the two Lao provinces of Savannakhet and Bolikhamxay, were caught red-handed at a spot near Lao Bao border gate transferring the heroin along with a K54 gun in a car.

A fourth suspect used a gun to resist the police and fled into the forest.

The traffickers confessed that they had bought the drugs in Vientiane, then brought it to the Vietnam-Laos border to sell into Vietnam .

The case has been transferred to Lao police for further investigation.-VNA