Illegal ivory seized in raid on Luang Prabang shop

More than 73 kilograms of ivory products were confiscated from a souvenir shop in Luang Prabang province recently and the foreign owner detained for suspected trading in elephant ivory.More ...

Siladda Souliyong

Experts mull Laos’ risk from money laundering

The National Committee for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) is continuing to assess Laos’ risks from money laundering and terrorist financing.This comes after Laos graduated from the “grey list” of the Financial Action Task Force last year, according to the National ...

Times Reporters

Laos, Vietnam Cooperate In Drug Control

(KPL) Eight provinces of Laos and Vietnam met a conference in Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam on October 18 to consolidate their cooperation in fighting drug crime.At the conference, representatives from Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Son La and Dien Bien of Vietnam, and Houphanh, Luang Prabang, Phongsaly ...


Authorities prepare to crack down on illegally-imported vehicles 

The Customs Department is in the process of enforcing a notice issued by the Ministry of Finance on June 27 regarding a resolution on illegal vehicles imports from abroad.More ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Attapeu authorities seize another illicit cargo of wood

Attapeu provincial authorities last week found yet more illegally harvested wood, in this case maikha young (rosewood), when they stopped a bus driven by a Vietnamese national en route for Vietnam. At 7:30pm on June 14, officials from the provincial Forestry Inspection Department teamed up with local ...

Vientiane Times

Lao drug traffickers arrested near border with Vietnam

Dien Bien (VNA) – Three Lao nationals were caught red-handed trafficking 10 bricks of heroin, 31,000 meth pills, 2 kg of opium and four guns near the shared border with Vietnam on June 11.More ...


Smuggled Pangolins from Laos Seized in Mekong River

Thai authorities have rescued 40 live pangolins that were being smuggled in a boat from Laos to Thailand. The pangolins were found in sacks aboard the vessel that had crossed the Mekong River. The animals are said to have been bound for restaurants and traditional medicine shops ...

The Laotian Times

Attapeu police seize 2 tonnes of illegally harvested timber

Attapeu provincial police on Monday stopped a bus driven by a Vietnamese national passing through the Phoukeua international checkpoint into Vietnam, and confiscated a large amount of illegally harvested timber that was hidden inside the bus.More ...

Vientiane Times

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