4 arrested in transnational drug ring

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Four Thai and Lao nationals were arrested near Laos' capital Vientiane Monday for allegedly smuggling drugs from Thailand to Vietnam via Laos, a newspaper reported.
Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper quoted Senior Lieutenant-colonel Vo Trong Hai, military commander of the central Vietnamese province of Ha Tinh, as saying that the arrests were part of a joint operation by Lao police and Vietnamese border guards.
They found 16 kilograms of heroin carried by the suspects, the report said.
Hai said authorities of Vietnam and Laos are investigating the case further.

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