HCMC customs seize 1.2-ton roulette machine en route to Cambodia International

By Quoc Thang  &nbspMay 30, 2017 | 03:28 pm GMT+7 The shipping company lied on its import documents and failed to obtain a license to ship the gaming machine to Cambodia. Vietnamese customs officials thwarted an attempt to smuggle a 1.2-ton roulette machine that arrived at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on Monday on its […]

Mekong drug network: Mr X and cartels hooking the region on pills International

The downfall of millionaire “Mr X,” long shielded by cash and contacts in Laos, has highlighted the role of the secretive country in showering pills across Southeast Asia. Allegedly a key figure among gangs buying drugs from Myanmar’s meth labs, Laotian Xaysana Keophimpha — dubbed Mr X — is believed to have used his graft-riddled […]

Vietnam’s customs detect Chinese woman with 140 iPhones on her body International

By VnExpress  &nbspApril 26, 2017 | 01:51 pm GMT+7 She wrapped the phones underneath her clothes to avoid getting caught. Authorities in Vietnam’s northern province of Quang Ninh have arrested a Chinese woman for attempting to smuggle 140 iPhones into the country, a local newspaper reported. The woman, identified as Chan QianLan, 48, was detected […]

Thais, Cambodians caught smuggling diesel oil in Vietnam’s waters International

By Phuc Hung  &nbspApril 25, 2017 | 09:54 am GMT+7 The crews of 26 people from Cambodia and Thailand aboard three boats were caught last week for transferring diesel oil off Vietnam’s southern coast. Coast guard officials in southern Vietnam have seized more than 1.2 million liters of diesel oil that three foreign boats with […]

Thai man sentenced to life in prison in Vietnam for meth trafficking International

By Hai Duyen  &nbspApril 19, 2017 | 10:19 am GMT+7 He narrowly escaped death in a country that has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. A court in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday sentenced a Thai man to life in prison for trafficking 2.4 kg (5.3 lbs) of methamphetamine from South Africa last year. Pimtanatanasuk […]