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Three Laotians arrested for drugs smuggling

Update: April, 23/2015 - 17:39
Vinh and the drugs seized by the police. — Photo

LAO CAI (VNS) — Three Laotians were arrested yesterday for smuggling 227 packs of heroin in the northern province of Lao Cai, the provincial police said.

Her Lek, 23, and Kaoher Yalyvone, 30, both from Laos' Hua Phan Province, and Her Leege, 46, from Vientaine, had hidden the 7.9 kilograms of heroin in a car carrying a Laotian number plate.

This was the biggest case of drugs bust in the province so far.

Meanwhile, in a separate case, about 25 packs of marijuana being smuggled from Laos were seized in the central province of Nghe An's Nam Dan Commune, said the municipal Police Director Cao Tien Mai this morning.

Local resident Phan Dinh Vinh, 45, was arrested yesterday while he was transporting the drugs to the neighbouring city of Vinh and was planning to deliver the marijuana southwards for sale.

Vinh admitted that he had bought the marijuana from an unidentified Lao.

The police said Vinh was a member of a cross-border drugs smuggling ring. The case is being investigated further. – VNS

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