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Despite crackdown, people-smuggling across Thai-Myanmar border has risen

Migrants from Myanmar often do work Thais shun in sectors such as construction, agriculture and fishing, forming the backbone of Southeast Asia's ...

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.

US man arrested for smuggling protected birds from Vietnam

Most of the 93 Asian songbirds have died in transit or soon after being discovered at Los Angeles airport.
May 03, 2017 | 09:29 am GMT+7

Vietnam arrests CEO of BMW car importer for smuggling

Euro Auto in Ho Chi Minh City has been caught in a prolonged case of suspected fraud.
April 27, 2017 | 04:31 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's customs detect Chinese woman with 140 iPhones on her body

She wrapped the phones underneath her clothes to avoid getting caught.
April 26, 2017 | 01:51 pm GMT+7

Thais, Cambodians caught smuggling diesel oil in Vietnam's waters

The crews of 26 people from Cambodia and Thailand aboard three boats were caught last week for transferring diesel oil off Vietnam's southern coast.
April 25, 2017 | 09:54 am GMT+7

Thai man sentenced to life in prison in Vietnam for meth trafficking

He narrowly escaped death in a country that has some of the world’s toughest drug laws.
April 19, 2017 | 10:19 am GMT+7

Original(ity) sin: Apple asks unauthorized phone shops in Vietnam to remove logo

The iPhone maker warns of legal action against copyright infringement.
April 10, 2017 | 12:03 pm GMT+7

How cigarettes are smuggled into Vietnam in broad daylight

Gangs employ locals to smuggle a billion cigarette packs from Cambodia and Laos.
April 09, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Lao drug smugglers arrested at Vietnam border

Heroin was seized from the three Lao nationals attempting to enter Vietnam.
April 04, 2017 | 10:13 pm GMT+7

Vietnam jails Cambodian border officer for smuggling 18 kilos of gold

He was busted while serving as deputy head of a border security post.
March 31, 2017 | 09:11 am GMT+7

Vietnam destroys 2,500 ducklings smuggled from China as bird flu scare looms

Vietnamese laws stipulate that any illegal goods have to be destroyed by crushing or burning.
March 30, 2017 | 02:53 pm GMT+7

Vietnam customs forces seize 155 undocumented red iPhones

The batch was worth around VND3 billion ($132,000) and arrived without any receipts.
March 30, 2017 | 12:13 pm GMT+7

Police intercept restaurant supply, rescue dozens of bamboo rats in Vietnam

Bamboo rat is a species of rodent that makes a popular delicacy in both Vietnam and China.
March 27, 2017 | 03:45 pm GMT+7

Hanoi customs seize 17,000 contraband cigars on flight from Cuba

The amount of seized cigars well exceeded the permitted level for duty-free luggage.
March 21, 2017 | 01:22 pm GMT+7