Law and judiciary

Crime and law enforcement

Laos partnering with int’l bodies in war against drugs

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government is working closely with international organisations to bolster the fight against illicit drugs as the drug trade increases across the country, especially in crystal methamphetamine and amphetamine pills.The issue was reported on at the 14th High Level Illicit Drug ...

Phomphong Laoin

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

Lao government reviews progress in war on drugs

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government is working to tackle the nationwide drug problem by partnering with neighbouring countries, and police have seized sizeable quantities of amphetamine, heroin and crystal methamphetamine.The current situation was reported on at a meeting held on Tuesday to review the ...

Phomphong Laoin

Lao Anti-drug trafficking efforts highlighted on control group’s bridge visit

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Members of the Illicit Drug Control Sector Working Group (IDSWG) visited the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge in Vientiane last week to better understand the role of Lao Customs and Immigration officials in the fight against drug trafficking.The event was attended by Deputy ...

Times Reporters

Vietnam, Laos review crime fight

NDO/VNA – The Vietnamese and Lao ministries of public security held the 10th conference in Vientiane on July 9 to review their joint work against crimes.The event was co-chaired by Deputy Director General of the Police Department of Laos, Maj. Gen. Thongsavanh Vongsavath, and Vice ...

News Desk

Lao Authorities confiscate billions of kip worth of assets

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Authorities have confiscated property involved in legal cases that is worth many billions of kip, according to a Deputy Prime Minister.The property includes 58 plots of land, 42 houses and other buildings, 17 guesthouses, a hotel, a warehouse, a market, 157 ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Lao NA, Oxfam launch citizen engagement project

The National Assembly and Oxfam have launched a joint project designed to enhance the capacity building of central and local law-making bodies to interact with constituents and hear their concerns.  Director General of the Assembly’s International Cooperation and Project Management Secretariat, Dr Bounthanh Bounvilay, and Country ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

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