Vietnamese, Lao localities cooperate in combating drug smuggling hinh anh 1Synthetic pills (Source: VNA)
Coordination in combating drug smuggling between the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien and northern Lao provinces has proved effective.

The assessment was made at a meeting on September 9 to review Dien Bien’s implementation of a plan to address the complicated drug-related crime situation in the locality.

Statistics showed that since January, officers from Dien Bien and Laos’ Phongsaly and Luang Prabang have detected 162 drug-related cases, arrested 185 suspects and seized 6.6 kilograms of heroin, nearly 20,000 synthetic pills and over 4 kilograms of opium.

Looking forward, Dien Bien province will continue cooperating with Lao localities in dealing with cross-border drug smuggling and expanding public communications on the matter.-VNA