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Savannakhet Drug Police Arrest Eight Amphetamine Traffickers

Savannakhet drug police have arrested at least eight drug traffickers inpossession of amphetamines so far this year.

The police have always continued suppressing and raiding drug trafficking actively and constantly, in an attempt to address the social ill to be gradually reduced, with the latest arrest being of two amphetamine traffickers in possession of 4,000 tablets of amphetamines.

On May 11, Drug Control and Prevention Police received a tip-off from a good citizen that a group of drug dealers was trafficking drugs based in a compound of Savanxay market, Kaysone Phomvihane district. After proving itstruth, the police set a plan to raid the compound.

As the result, four dealers were arrested, including Mr Lam, 28, Mr Kinoy, 35, Mr Daensana, 27, and Mr Ounkham, 36, in possession of 2,000 amphetamine pills, three motorcycles and four mobile phones. All of them are residents of Savannakhet province.

The four suspects confessed that they had trafficked drugs following an initial investigation by police. As a consequence, they have been in police custody.

On May 9, the police raided a house suspected to be used by drug dealers in Pholsay village, Kaysone Phomvihane district, and were able to arrest two drug dealers, Mr Loungfa, 30 and Ms Vonglangsy, 24,in possession of 2006 amphetamine pills, five US dollar banknotes, a 1,000 baht banknote, two mobile phones and a motorcycle.

During the investigation, they confessed to the police that they had purchased the amphetamines for the purpose of distributing to young people in the villages. A case hase been filed against the suspects for the prosecutor to sentence them to punishment in accordance with the law.

Source: Lao News Agency