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Police Arrest Drug Lord Bigger Than Xaysana

Police Arrest Drug Lord Bigger than Xaysana

Anti-drug police of the General Department of Police under the Ministry of Public Security, in cooperation with relevant authorities, have arrested Khonepasong Soukkaseum, alias Xiengtheu, a drug lord they claim is bigger than transnational drug kingpin Xaysana Keophimpha.
Mr Khonepasong, 47, Lao national living in Vientiane, was arrested along with three associates on Jan 10, 2017, nine days before …. Continue reading

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Lao Postal Service Issues New List Of Prohibited Items

Lao Postal Service Issues New List Of Prohibited Items

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in cooperation with four other ministries and the Bank of the Lao PDR recently approved a decision on postal service prohibitions.
The decision specifies regulations and measures concerning the prohibition of certain items, to prevent the sending and receiving of illegal goods by mail and ensure that postal operations are …. Continue reading

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Reminder: Importation of E-Cigarettes and Refills Into Thailand Is Illegal

Reminder Importation of E-Cigarettes and Refills Into Thailand Is Illegal

People should be careful about vaping in Thailand. While using e-cigs them selves are not illegal, it is illegal to import e-cigs and e-liquids and you could face up to 5 years in prison for possession and up to 10 year for production and sale and a fine of five times the value of the goods or both.
Apparently there is ‘NO’ law banning the …. Continue reading

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Suspected Drug Lord Linked to Thai and Lao Celebrities

Suspected Drug Lord Linked to Thai and Lao Celebrities

Narcotics suppression chief says many high-society figures implicated after investigation of detainees.
Alleged Lao drug lord Xaysana Keopimpha’s network has cultivated unprecedented connections, with celebrities both in Thailand and Laos believed to have assisted him with money laundering and asset concealment.
“Entertainment figures, socialites and prominent members of Thailand’s luxury-car circles are now ….. Continue reading

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Vientiane Authorities To Clamp Down On Advertising Hoardings

Vientiane Authorities To Clamp Down On Advertising Hoardings

Vientiane authorities are taking a close look at advertisements written in foreign languages in the capital in a bid to enforce the regulations on such signs.
Many advertisements are written in foreign languages in the capital, especially in Sikhottabong, Xaysettha and Chanthabouly districts.
The department is planning to inspect all hoardings written in foreign languages to determine whether ….. Continue reading

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Lao Prime Minister Tells Police: Get Tough On Drugs

Lao Prime Minister Tells Police: Get Tough On Drugs

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called on police officers to work harder to dramatically decrease crime and social ills including the illegal trade in drugs and goods.
The police were asked to focus on tackling issues such as road accidents, drug dealing and abuse, as well as illegal trade along borders and in ….. Continue reading

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