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Lao man arrested with 60,000 ecstasy pills in central Vietnam

A Lao man was caught with 60,000 ecstasy pills intended for the Vietnamese market in the border province of Quang Tri on Sunday.

Laotian man caught in Vietnam with 300 kg of meth gets death sentence

A 24-year-old Laotian man who had been caught last October with 300 kilograms of methamphetamine in central Vietnam was sentenced to death Wednesday.

Drug mule kills border officer in central Vietnam

A Vietnamese border officer was killed and two others were wounded in a gunfight with drug smugglers on the Laos border Monday.
June 04, 2019 | 11:48 am GMT+7

Lao men detained near Vietnam border with 100,000 ecstasy pills

Three men were caught near the Vietnam-Laos border Thursday while transporting 100,000 ecstasy pills they bought in Laos.
May 24, 2019 | 05:12 pm GMT+7

Two Lao men crossing into Vietnam with 120,000 ecstasy pills nabbed

Two men were caught on the Laos border on Saturday with 120,000 ecstasy pills as they were seeking to smuggle them into Vietnam.
May 20, 2019 | 09:27 am GMT+7

Vietnamese nabbed for smuggling 64 kg of drugs from Cambodia

Long An police have arrested a local man for transporting 64 kg (141 pounds) of heroin and meth from Cambodia via a border gate.
May 14, 2019 | 09:05 am GMT+7

Extensive trafficking routes, customs loopholes make Vietnam a drug transit hub

Vietnam’s long borders, multitude of trafficking routes and customs loopholes make it a major drug trafficking hub, top drug officials admit.
May 10, 2019 | 10:29 am GMT+7

Lao man arrested with ecstasy pills, explosives, ammunition

A Lao man was caught Saturday with 12,000 ecstasy pills, two kilograms of dynamite, 100 plus bullets intended for Vietnam.
May 06, 2019 | 09:00 pm GMT+7

Five arrested for smuggling 19 kilos of meth from Cambodia

The police have arrested five people for allegedly trafficking meth and ecstasy from Cambodia to the southern province of An Giang.
April 15, 2019 | 09:06 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s fight against drug cartels on Laos border

Drug gangs’ writ used to run in the area, they would recruit locals as mules to carry drugs from Laos.
March 07, 2019 | 11:00 am GMT+7

Vietnamese man nabbed with 10 kilos of meth from Laos

A 47-year-old man of Thanh Hoa Province carrying drugs into Vietnam from Laos was detained Monday in a border area.
February 11, 2019 | 06:47 pm GMT+7

Golden Triangle's drug production expands, diversifies amid opioid concerns

Organized crime groups are expanding and diversifying drug production in Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
November 07, 2018 | 01:38 pm GMT+7

Malaysian 'Iceman' sentenced to death in Thailand

A Malaysian drug dealer was sentenced to death Thursday for running a narcotics network that funnelled huge profits.
August 16, 2018 | 03:11 pm GMT+7

Vietnam cops seize $2.5 million heroin in China border drug bust

Vietnam is a key trafficking hub for narcotics from the 'Golden Triangle' covering Laos, Thailand and Myanmar
February 26, 2018 | 01:52 pm GMT+7

Vietnam cops seize $3 mln heroin hidden in tea packets

It's the largest recorded haul of the country, a key transit point in the 'Golden Triangle'. ​
January 04, 2018 | 05:06 pm GMT+7
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