Law and judiciary

Drug trade widespread despite crackdown, minister says 

The trade in illegal drugs and the abuse of drugs is widespread and is poised to increase, despite efforts to suppress the scourge, a minister told the National Assembly (NA) yesterday.More ...

Vientiane Times

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

Parliament to debate 13 draft laws

Lawmakers will debate 13 draft laws at the upcoming 5th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly (NA)’s 8th Legislature, making further progress on the path to building Laos as a state ruled by law. Scheduled to take place from June 5-28, the debate session, which ...

Vientiane Times

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