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Customs arrested the man trafficking more than 1.7 kg of cocaine

14:58 | 30/06/2016

VCN- On 12-6, Tan Son Nhat International Airport Customs Branch- HCM City Customs Department coordinated with the Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department - General Department of Customs, the Police Department investigation of drug-related crime (C47) - Ministry of Public security, Police Division investigation of drug-related crime (PC47), Tan Son Nhat Border gate Police arrested a man illegally transporting more than 1,7 kg of cocaine.

customs arrested the man trafficking more than 17 kg of cocaine
The man trafficking drugs was arrested.

The functional forces have kept a close watch on a line of transnational cocaine trafficking on a large scale for a long time. As a result, a 32-year-old South African male passenger, on a flight from Doha was arrested by functional forces at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

During checking of his luggage, the functional force found cocaine inside plastic bags, mixed in the luggage, food and personal items. The man claimed to have financial difficulties, and debt, so he accepted trafficking cocaine to receive USD $3,500. If the cocaine were transported successfully to the US it would have an estimated street value of USD $ 300,000.

customs arrested the man trafficking more than 17 kg of cocaine

According to the Tan Son Nhat International Airport Customs Branch during "Peak drug prevention month" as requested Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and directed by the Minister of Finance and the Director  General of the General Department of Customs, Tan Son Nhat International Airport Customs Branch found many cases of illegal transport drugs, and weapons.

customs arrested the man trafficking more than 17 kg of cocaine Arrested a 76-year-old woman concealed 3 kg heroin in bottles of fish sauce

On  26-5-2016, a 76-year-old woman has been seized for trafficking 3kg heroin concealed in bottles of fish ...

n just over a month, Tan Son Nhat International Airport Customs Branch arrested and prevented the illegal transportation of 1,2 tonnes of Khat leaves containing extremely toxic cathinone drug from Africa, 3 kg of heroin exports to Australia, 3 kg of methamphetamine  from Africa and 2 kg of cocaine hidden in the belly of an eagle from South America to Vietnam.

The Director General of Police praised and rewarded Tan Son Nhat International Airport Customs Branch and directed the forces continue to coordinate investigating the line, operations and strictly treating related persons in accordance with provisions of the law.

customs arrested the man trafficking more than 17 kg of cocaine
 Cocaine hidden in his luggage

By Le Thu/Hoang Loan