Quang Tri: drug smuggling busted on Vietnam-Laos border hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo:VNA)

Quang Tri (VNA) - Authorities in the north-central province of Quang Tri on March 11 busted a transnational drug smuggling operation across the Vietnam-Laos border.

Quang Tri border guards, in coordination with police in Laos’ Savannakhet Province and relevant agencies arrested 24-year-old Sipasoth Anouvon, 36-year-old Keomalatsi and 44- year-old Khanphet Khambutsaba, all Lao nationals.

At the scene, officials confiscated 42,000 pills, four bricks of heroin and a Mazda car.

The suspects declared the drugs were being delivered to Vietnam from Laos . It was the largest drug smuggling case so far this year.

The three suspects were transferred to Lao police for further investigation.-VNA