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Arrested a 76-year-old woman concealed 3 kg heroin in bottles of fish sauce

14:14 | 30/06/2016

VCN- On  26-5-2016, a 76-year-old woman has been seized for trafficking 3kg heroin concealed in bottles of fish sauce, Tan Son Nhat International Airport Customs Branch (Ho Chi Minh Customs Department) said.

arrested a 76 year old woman concealed 3 kg heroin in bottles of fish sauce
Drugs hidden in bottles of fish sauce was found

Tan Son Nhat International Airport Customs Branch co-ordinated with Airport Security Center, Drug Enforcement Unit - Ho Chi Minh Customs Department, the Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department - General Department,  Police Division investigation of drug-related crime (PC47) and the Police Department investigation of drug-related crime (C47) has arrested a 76-year-old woman, Australian citizen, for illegal drug trafficking from Vietnam to Australia via the Tan Son Nhat international airport.

By professional measures, Customs officials and functional force found nearly 3kg (9 packs) of  heroin wrapped in nylon, inside 5 bottles of anabas fish sauce which were mixed with some food and personal effects.

The arrested women claimed participating in gambling in Australia and was forced into trafficking drug by a smuggler. The market value of the drugs seized is about USD 720,000.

Tan Son Nhat International Airport Customs Branch coordinate with police agencies continue to investigate the case.

389 National Steering Committee requested functional forces to investigate the smuggling ring make timely arrests relating to the law.

Recently, Tan Son Nhat International Airport Customs Branch has discovered many violations, and new methods of drugs and weapons smuggling ... threatening the security of political events such as National Party Congress, election of deputies to the National Assembly and people's Councils at all levels ...

By Thu Hoa/Hoang Loan