Law and judiciary
Crime and law enforcement
Legal Aid Webpage launched
the Legal Aid Webpage will be used by the Ministry of Justice to provide Lao citizens with information about legal aid services. The public can go to the website, ask questions, and request advice and consultation from the MOJ free of charge. MOJ utilizes legal aid, ...
Laos: Govt partners in global war on drugs at airports
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government is working closely with international organisations to bolster the fight against illicit drugs at airports, through an interdiction task force.The issue is being discussed at the 9th Asean Airport Interdiction Task Force meeting taking place in Vientiane from November ...
Lao Woman Gets Five Years for Criticizing Government on Facebook
Authorities in Laos last week sentenced a woman to five years in prison for criticizing the government on Facebook.Houayheuang Xayabouly, 30, also known by her nickname Mouay, was arrested Sept. 12 after she voiced her concern about the government response to flooding in the country’s ...
RFA’s Lao Service
Police warn public over car break-ins
The Vientiane Traffic Police Department is warning motorists to take steps to protect their vehicles following a spate of car burglaries, with the most recent incident occurring on Monday night in Nakham village, Sikhottabong district.The window of a car that was parked outside a restaurant ...
Chinese Embassy, Lao Police Deport 137 Scammers
The Chinese Embassy to Laos has urged Lao people to be wary of groups of Chinese scammers after the deportation of 137 Chinese nationals on Tuesday.Some 137 Chinese nationals were arrested and deported back to China on Tuesday after involvement in a “boiler room” type ...
Woman Held For 'Defaming' Laos is Refused Family Visits
A Lao woman arrested on Sept. 12 on charges of defaming the country is still being kept from seeing family members until completion of a police investigation into her activities, sources told RFA’s Lao Service on Thursday.Houayheuang Xayabouly, 30, was arrested on Sept. 12 after ...
RFA’s Lao Service
Lao law enforcement agencies mull ways to combat transnational crime
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Prosecutors, judiciary and law enforcement agencies from the southern provinces along with experts from ILSTA, Canada and the University of Luxembourg last week met in Khammuan province to discuss the combatting of transnational organised crime.The conference focused on the trade in ...
Bokeo border patrol seizes over 2.5 million amphetamine pills
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Border patrol soldiers in Bokeo province on Wednesday seized over 2.5 million amphetamine pills being transported by two longboats across the Mekong River in Huayxai district, after the boatmen fled on foot when they were apprehended.A police officer in charge of ...
Laos national sentenced to death for trafficking over 300kg of drugs
The People’s Court of central Quang Binh province on August 28 handed a death sentence to a Laos national who stood trial for trafficking 308.6 kg of methamphetamine in Vietnam.The defendant is Xeng Vang, born in August 6, 1995, and residing in Laos’ Bolikhamsai province.According ...
Nation’s first digital forensics lab opens
The country’s first digital forensics laboratory opened on Friday at the General Police Department of the Ministry of Public Security.The opening ceremony was attended by members of the police force and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) Global Programme on Cybercrime.More ...