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Vientiane Police Headquarters destroys over 600 kg of narcotic drugs

The Vientiane Police Headquarters destroyed 659 kg of narcotic drugs in a ceremony held in Vientiane on Oct 10 to mark the 19th anniversary of National Day against Drug Abuse and Trafficking.

The narcotics destroyed included heroin (2,741 kg), methamphetamine 152 kg, ICE 16 kg, cocaine 3 kg, dried marijuana 484.40 kg, and white powder 1,633 kg.

Vientiane Mayor Sinlavang Khoutphaithoun, ambassadors, representative of relevant organizations witnessed the ceremony.

Some 951 drug cases were settled and over 1,200 drug-related arrests were made in Vientiane last year.

“The achievements made over the past one year resulted from the directions and guidance of the Party and government, firm commitment, high responsibility, and unity among all stakeholders in the society as well as cooperation from the public,” said Col. Soukphachan Bouddakham, Chief of the Vientiane Police Headquarters.

Source: Lao News Agency