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Mekong drug network: Mr X and cartels hooking the region on pills

Impoverished Laos makes for an ideal transit route to the rest of Southeast Asia.

Vietnamese man arrested for selling seven women to China for $530

The alleged trafficker promised the victims well-paid jobs in Hanoi which turn out to be sex work in China.

Taiwanese police arrest Vietnamese man for illegally logging, CNA says

The police said he ran away from his legal job more than two years ago.
April 03, 2017 | 09:59 am GMT+7

Police seize big hauls of meth, ecstasy pills in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Four people have been detained for investigations and may face death if found guilty.
March 29, 2017 | 10:23 am GMT+7

Malaysian ex-cop gets three-year jail term for smuggling Vietnamese immigrants

He was accused of smuggling three Vietnamese through an immigration post in 2014.
March 25, 2017 | 02:05 pm GMT+7

Shots fired as Vietnam police take down heroin trafficker

'It was just like an action movie.'
March 19, 2017 | 03:53 pm GMT+7

Police nab two heroin smugglers in northern Vietnam

Police took the two men and around 10 kilos of the drug near the Lao border.
February 23, 2017 | 10:53 am GMT+7

Philippines' Duterte ordered murders: ex-police aide

However the presidential spokesman has rejected all of the claims.
February 21, 2017 | 04:29 pm GMT+7

3 Vietnamese arrested in India for cocaine smuggling

Police found three kilos of cocaine in a bag they carried on a flight from Ethiopia.
January 24, 2017 | 11:11 am GMT+7

Canadian man jailed for stealing laptops at Saigon hotels

He was caught in his second theft attempt in August last year.
January 06, 2017 | 09:56 am GMT+7

Vietnam's human trafficking victims rise 13 pct in 2016

Police received reports of 1,128 victims last year, but only rescued around half of them.
January 06, 2017 | 02:00 am GMT+7

Vietnamese jailed for promising fake jobs in Taiwan, Netherlands

She cheated 100 jobseekers from the impoverished central region out of more than $80,000.
January 04, 2017 | 11:09 am GMT+7

Vietnamese thief arrested 24 years after breaking out of jail, starting new life

The man, convicted of stealing, government property, could spend the rest of his life in prison.
December 30, 2016 | 11:20 am GMT+7

Vietnamese trafficking victim rescued after sending SOS message from China

The 20-year-old woman said she was tricked and forced into marrying a Chinese man.
December 29, 2016 | 10:21 am GMT+7

Woman accused of poisoning soup pot at Saigon noodle stand

The owner, also her relative, failed to persuade the police to drop a criminal case.
December 27, 2016 | 03:27 pm GMT+7