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 ...

Phomphong Laoin

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 ...

News Desk

Savannakhet authorities seize illegal shipment of wood

Savannakhet provincial authorities last week stopped a container truck being driven by a Vietnamese national through Phin district into Vietnam, and confiscated illegally harvested timber stored inside the vehicle.Acting Director of the province’s Forestry Inspection Office, Mr Laty Phengsithai, told Vientiane Times that forest inspection officials stopped ...

Phomphong Laoin

Live Pangolins Smuggled from Laos Seized in Vietnam

Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammalDozens of live pangolins smuggled from Laos have been discovered “dehydrated and weak” in a box on a bus in Vietnam.The Vietnamese police arrested the driver and his wife on suspicion of trafficking the animals from Laos, AFP reported ...

The Laotian Times

Savannakhet police raid weeds out marijuana crop

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Police in Savannakhet province on Monday seized a large marijuana crop in Kaysone Phomvihane city’s Somsa-ath village, which a villager had clandestinely planted within a rubber plantation.The raid netted 166 growing marijuana plants, and another 154 harvested plants that had been ...

News Desk

Three Lao men caught transporting drugs worth $430,000

Three Lao men were arrested in Ha Tinh Province on Monday while transporting synthetic drugs worth VND10 billion ($430,000) from Laos to Vietnam.The three men, who have yet to be identified, were arrested near a border gate in the central province’s Huong Son District by ...

Duc Hung

Laos PM calls for joint effort to combat drugs problem

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for the continued participation of all sectors to combat drug trafficking.Mr Thongloun made the call on Tuesday in a message marking the 32nd anniversary of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Laos, Thailand extend partnership in border security cooperation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) — The Lao and Thailand governments are continuing to support each other in border security and preventing crossborder crimes, especially along the border between Xayaboury and Nan provinces.A cooperation document was signed at Hongsa Power Co., Ltd in Xayaboury province last week ...

Phomphong Laoin

191 telecom fraud suspects deported to China

Police on Friday deported 191 Chinese nationals on suspicion of telecommunications fraud, following investigations by Lao and Chinese police.Acting upon information received from members of the public last month, Chinese police discovered that a group of Chinese nationals was conducting fraudulent activities in Laos.More ...

Phomphong Laoin

Drug Trafficker Arrested, 5.76 Million Amphetamine Tablets Seized

(KPL) Military officers arrested on Sunday Mr Song Thor, 27, as he was transporting 5.764 million amphetamine tablets, and three sacks of heroin (180 bars) in a Vientiane-registered Vigo pickup truck from Huaylom village en route to Huaykhai village, Tonpheung district, Bokeo Province.More ...


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