Law and judiciary

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

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 ...

News Desk

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 ...

Visith Teppalath

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

Law experts plan for administrative court system

The People’s Supreme Court in partnership with the Institute for Legal Support and Technical Assistance (ILSTA) this week held a consultation workshop on the draft of a presidential decree on administrative case proceedings. The meeting took place in Pakxe on August 5-6. The high-level workshop brought together ...

Times Reporters

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

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