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Police Seize Almost 600,000 Amphetamine Pills In House Raid

Source: Vientiane Times

Chanthabouly district police have uncovered a major drug ring in the capital and confiscated nearly 600,000 amphetamine tablets as well as equipment used to produce the pills.

Head of the Public Security Office in Chanthabouly district, Lieutenant Colonel Phommy Sengchonghack, said they learnt from local residents that a group of drug dealers was operating in the district.

Police first went to a property in Xiengyeun village where they found sufficient evidence to arrest 21-year-old Mr Vilaphon (Phon).

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During questioning, he confessed that he had been buying and selling drugs since last year together with Mr Soukmixay (Tanoy). Police then arrested Tanoy, 36, and his wife Ms Nit, 32, from Samket village in Sikhottabong district, at a karaoke bar in Naxay village, Xaysettha district.

Authorities obtained a search warrant from the District III Prosecutor’s Office and teamed up with officials from Samket village, the Nongbeuk Police Group and other officials to raid the couple’s house.

During the raid, they found a 36-year-old Vietnamese man and 299 packages of amphetamine and four small packets containing 598,690 tablets in total.

They also found two packets of crystal meth, a pill press, and other drugs.

The couple admitted to owning the drugs and said they had been dealing in drugs since last year.

Police are now gathering evidence to submit to the Supreme People’s Prosecutor Office so the case can go to trial.