The border guard forces of Thanh Hoa and Son La provinces, Vietnam and the police of Hua Phan province of Laos on October 17 successfully finished the A3 Project, arresting two drug traffickers an seizing 116 kg of heroin.
Earlier, the Vietnamese border guard forces discovered a drug trafficking network that transported narcotics from Laos to Vietnam. Project A3 was worked out, with the participation of the border guard forces of Thanh Hoa and Son La provinces and the police of Hua Phan province.
The joint forces caught in the act a Lao couple, Thao Xay Vang, (born 1963) and Nang Da Ly (1967), from Sam Nua town, Hua Phan Province, Laos, transporting 1 kg of opium in Hua Phan.
The couple’s house was searched immediately and the authorities discovered and seized 116 kg of heroin, tools used to process drug, $4,400, 170,000 Lao kip, 2 guns and two grenades.
The couple confessed that they purchased the drugs from a Lao man named U Dom Xay, to transport to Vietnam.