HCMC customs intercept passenger carrying drugs

Customs officials at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City intercepted a Thai passenger on Monday for carrying six kilograms of drugs in his baggage, on a flight from Doha.

Thai passenger caught carrying drugs in false bottom of suitcase at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC (Photo: Tuoi Tre)

The 30-year-old Thai passenger, travelling on Flight QR608 from Doha to HCMC, was handed over to the Drug Crime Investigation Agency under the Ministry of Public Security on Tuesday for carrying six kilograms of drugs in his baggage.

While examining the passenger’s baggage, customs officials found six kilograms of crystal methamphetamine in 20 plastic bags, wrapped in yellow cling-film cleverly hidden in a false bottom of his suitcase.

Nguyen Thi Thu Huong, head of the Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department on Tuesday afternoon visited and awarded the customs officials with VND30 million (US$1,428) for their performance.

Earlier on March 31, the airport customs also uncovered a Vietnamese passenger on Flight VN773 from HCMC to Sydney carrying 5.9 kg of drugs.

By L.Dan – Translated by Hai Mien

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