Three Lao drug traffickers arrested in Điện Biên

June 17, 2019 - 15:49

The border guard force in the northern province of Điện Biên, in co-ordination with the security force of Muong May District in the Lao province of Phongsaly, has arrested three Lao drug traffickers, seizing 20kg of opium. 

Border guards in Điện Biên Province on Sunday arrested three Lao drug traffickers carrying 20kg of opium. — VNA/VNS Photo for illustration.

ĐIỆN BIÊN — Border guards in the northern province of Điện Biên in co-ordination with Lao security forces arrested three Lao drug traffickers on Sunday, seizing 20kg of opium. 

Other exhibits included a car, a motorbike, four mobile phones and 17 million Lao kip (over US$1,947).  

The suspects confessed that they had bought the drugs in the Golden Triangle area and transported them to the border area between Điện Biên and Phongsaly to sell to a Vietnamese dealer. 

The case is under further investigation.

Last Friday, police in the northern province of Lào Cai also arrested three men for illegally transporting heroin in Mường Khương District. — VNS