Liep Latsavong was caught red-handed while transporting the pills, which were contained in 329 bags. (Source: VNA)

Quang Tri (VNA) - The border guard force of central Quang Tri province on August 28 arrested a Lao man carrying 65.800 methamphetamine pills from Laos to Vietnam.

The arrested man was Liep Latsavong, 19, residing in the Lao province of Savannakhet. He was caught red-handed while transporting the pills, which were contained in 329 bags.

Based on the man’s testimony, the border force station at the Lao Bao international border gate and the drug and crime prevention team of the provincial border guard arrested Tran Khac Hoang, 27, in Bac Giang province and Nguyen Anh Quynh, 19, in Tuyen Quang province, who hired Liep Latsavong to transfer the drugs to Vietnam.

One day earlier, the border guard force in the central province of Nghe An also caught a suspect who was trafficking a large volume of crystal meth from Laos to Vietnam.

Accordingly, the force’s unit at Nam Can international border gate, in collaboration with the provincial Customs Department, arrested Phan Tuan Anh when he was illegally transporting Ketamine 10-percent INJ cross the border.

Anh, born in 1992 and residing  in Nghe An’s Yen Thanh district, was found hiding 285 phials of Ketamine 10-percent  INJ in his luggage while passing the border gate.

Thirty-six out of 285 phials of Ketamine were detected in Anh’s handbag and the remaining ones were found in the luggage compartment of a passenger car with Lao registration number UN 0279, which was entering immigration procedures in the border gate.

Anh admitted that he transported the drugs into Vietnam to sell to a Vietnamese person.

Both cases are under further investigations.-VNA