|Lao Bao International Border Gate.—VNS file photo
QUANG TRI (VNS)– Central Quang Tri Province's border guards, working with Lao police, arrested three Lao people for illegally smuggling 13,200 synthetic drug tablets through the Lao Bao International Border Gate on Sunday.
The smugglers, who came from Laos' Savannakhet Province and ranged in age from 20 to 41, were caught selling drugs near the border gate.
The police confiscated the drugs along with a car and 50 million kip (US$6,000).
The traffickers confessed that they had bought the drugs in Savannakhet Province and planned to collaborate with Vietnamese people to sell them in Viet Nam.
The case is still under investigation.—VNS