Police Seize Almost 3 Million Amphetamine Tablets After Car Chase

Narcotics suppression officials from Vientiane arrested a man on Sunday after finding almost 3 million amphetamine tablets stashed in the SUV he was driving.

As part of drug trafficking investigations in central Vientiane on June 7 officials followed a Toyota Prado that was driving at high speed through Phontong village in Chanthabouly district.

The Vientiane Police Office reported yesterday the narcotics suppression team was following the suspect vehicle when it collided with another vehicle before slamming into a traffic median strip in a futile bid to evade capture.

Police Seize Almost 3 Million Amphetamine Tablets After Car Chase

There were four people in the vehicle with three managing to flee the scene. Only Mr Cheuporvang, 38, originally from Oudomxay province but now living in Saravan province, was arrested.

When officials examined the vehicle they found 10 white sacks containing the pills.

A suspect stands behind almost 3 million amphetamine tablets seized in Vientiane on Sunday.

The Vientiane Police Office said the drug seizure was the result of close cooperation between narcotics suppression officials from both the Ministry of Public Security and the police force. They said the haul was one of their biggest achievements to date.

Officials have not revealed where the narcotics came from or their destination, saying they are continuing to investigate the case. They are now trying to track down the three men who fled the vehicle as well as others involved in the amphetamine trade.

Source: Vientiane Times & Lao-DD

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