Police Detain Foreigner for Violating Lockdown Orders

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Police detain foreign partygoers for violating lockdown orders

Police were called to a residence in Vientiane Capital to deal with partygoers who violated lockdown orders issued by the Prime Minister’s Office.

According to a report by Lao Phattana, authorities responded to public complaints about a group of people who held a party at a rental property in Vientiane Capital.

A man identified as a Korean national, and two Lao women, were found to be illegally holding a gathering at the residence in Phonpapao Village, Sisattanak District, flouting the lockdown order issued by the Prime Minister.

Deputy Director of Vientiane Capital Public Security Office, Lieutenant Colonel Oudone Chanthavong, says police were called to the scene where they spoke with the offenders and issued a warning.

Two women detained for violating lockdown measures
Two women found at a party in violation of lockdown orders (Photo: Security News).

Authorities found two nitrous oxide canisters used to create happy balloons, as well as ​potential evidence of the residue of illicit substances, said Lieutenant Colonel Oudone.

“Authorities had previously issued a warning to the man for illegally organizing a party during the lockdown period but he disobeyed the order,” Lieutenant Colonel Oudone added.

The three people involved have now been transferred to a state quarantine center for Covid-19 testing.

Last month, Vientiane police issued a warning to seven people who held a party during the capital’s lockdown period in Nongtha Neua Village, Chanthabouly District.

Laos has extended lockdown measures for a further 15 days, with a provision prohibiting gatherings or parties of any kind.