Border guards in the central province of Quang Binh on Wednesday said they have arrested a Laotian man who allegedly smuggling 47 kilograms of explosives into Vietnam.
Vieng Vi Lay Seng Da La, 33, from the border province of Khammouan, was caught on Monday, while he was driving a tractor carrying two suspicious bags through the Cha Lo border gate.
La told officials that it was iron ore, but inspectors found that the bags contained explosive materials.
The man later admitted that he had been hired to transport the batch to a Vietnamese man for a fee of around US$25.
Authorities are looking into the case and searching for the buyer.