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Quang Tri (VNA) – The border guard force of the central province of Quang Tri, in cooperation with Lao authorised agencies, have arrested drug smugglers from Laos, seizing 200,000 methamphetamine pills.

On September 17, in a village in Muong Phin district of Laos’ Savannakhet province, the Quang Tri border guard and local security forces arrested two men, who were born in 1984 and 1976, for illegal possession and transportation of drugs. Both are residing in Khammouane province of Laos.

Aside from the pills, other items seized included a pickup truck and five removable licence plates. The case is under investigation.

Earlier on September 12, the forces caught a Lao national transporting methamphetamines to Vietnam. They seized 114,000 meth pills, a handgun, two bullets, one motorcycle, one mobile phone and related documents.

Colonel Le Van Phuong, chief of the Quang Tri border guard force, said the recent arrests of drug smugglers show the efforts and close collaboration between Quang Tri province and Laos’ authorised agencies.-VNA