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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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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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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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How Did Xaysana Get Away With It So Long ?

How Did Xaysana Get Away With It So Long ?

The arrest of drug lord Xaysana Keopimpha on January 20 as he disembarked from a flight from Phuket at Suvarnabhumi International Airport has exposed an underground world of crime in Laos that the authorities must find swift and effective ways to dismantle.
Thai police investigators determined that Xaysana, 42, heads a large syndicate smuggling narcotics from Laos via the Thai Northeast and South to other countries in the region. Thailand, it appears, is not …. Continue reading

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Lao Police Determined To Crackdown On Hit-and-Run Drivers

Lao Police Determined To Crackdown On Hit-and-Run Drivers

Following a spate of accidents last year involving hit-and-run drivers which caused loss of life and disabling injuries to victims, traffic police are determined to stamp out the disturbing trend.
According to Vientiane Traffic Police Department there were 26 reported hit-and-run cases in the capital last year and police made 15 arrests. These resulted in 19 fatalities, with 15 people sustaining injuries and a damage bill of ….. Continue reading

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