Border guards in the central province of Thanh Hoa in coordination with Lao security forces have arrested five Lao people processing and trafficking drugs to Vietnam.

According to Colonel Le Kha Cong, director of the Thanh Hoa force’s drug and crime prevention office, they busted the ring in Sam Neua district, Laos ’s northern province of Houaphan, on April 3.

A total of eight cakes of heroin powder, 1,250 amphetamine tablets, two flint-locks, 20 fuses, 9,800 USD and over 43.5 million Kip were confiscated.

The five had purchased heroin powder from Myanmar and Lao northern provinces , and then smuggled to Vietnam for consumption and trafficking to other countries.

The Lao side is dealing with the case.-VNA