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Xaysana’s Second Life Sentence, Cooperation With Police Avoids Capital Punishment

Arresting Xaysana

Millions of pills smuggled across borders have resulted in a court in Bangkok delivering a second life sentence Wednesday to Lao citizen and convicted drug criminal Xaysana Keophimpha.

Bangkok’s Criminal Court originally handed Xaysana Keophimpha a death sentence for smuggling 1 million methamphetamine pills from Laos to southern Thailand and …

Multiple Lao Drug Barons Arrested, Millions of Dollars in Assets Seized

multiple drug arrests made in Laos

A number of drug ring leaders have been detained after police officials ordered a massive clampdown on the illicit drug trade across the country.  It has been reported by a senior police officer that a total of 33 suspects have been apprehended in connection to the drug related crimes.


Top Ten Drug Trafficking Arrests in 2016

Police nationwide are reporting an increasing number of arrests of drug traffickers as they intensify their efforts to curb the drug trade.

Heading the list of top ten busts this year was the seizure this month of over 100,000 amphetamine tablets, 2kg of opium, one brick of heroin and one …

Drug Traffickers Arrested in the Provinces

Phongsaly provincial police recently arrested a drug trafficker after finding more than 108,000 amphetamine pills, two kilogrammes of opium, an ingot of heroin, a small bag of crystal methamphetamine and other items in his possession.

According to the Khuamsangob newspaper, police received a tipoff from people regarding the transport of …

Suspected Drug Dealers Nabbed in Provinces

Police in the provinces of Bokeo and Luang Namtha have made significant arrests involving large quantities of illegal drugs, local media reported.

The Bokeo Drug Prevention and Control Department recently arrested a couple and confiscated 12kg of crystal methamphetamine and about 42,000 amphetamine pills in Namkerng village, Tonpheung district.


Laos, China Partner in Drug Control

The Lao National Commission for Drug Control and Supervision has agreed to future cooperation with the Chinese government in the fight against illicit drugs.

Laos is already working to fulfil existing bilateral and multilateral agreements in drug control cooperation and the exchange of information and intelligence on drug trafficking with …

PM Advises Champassak on Salary Payments, Drug Control

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith discussed several matters when he visited provincial officials in Champassak on Tuesday, but emphasised five issues in particular.…

UN Secretary-General Visits Drug Rehab Centre

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday visited a rehabilitation centre for drug addicts at Sisattanak District Hospital in Vientiane to observe the treatment and counselling services provided for drug users.…