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Indonesian drug trafficker detained

Update: September, 29/2014 - 09:11
The drug enforcement forces found around 15 cakes of heroin (equivalent to 4.92 kg) hidden in the covers of six cartoon books that Astuti, born in 1987, brought into Viet Nam.— Photo cand

HA NOI (VNS) —  Police in Ha Noi's Hoan Kiem District announced on Saturday that they had commenced legal proceedings against Indonesian national Triwening Puji Astuti for trafficking nearly 5kg of heroin into the capital.

The drug enforcement forces found around 15 cakes of heroin (equivalent to 4.92 kg) hidden in the covers of six cartoon books that Astuti, born in 1987, brought into Viet Nam.

After entering the country through Noi Bai International Airport, she stayed at Royal Palace 2, 95 Hang Bong street before being arrested on September 12.

She told the police that she was hired to transport the drugs from Malaysia to Viet Nam and previously made similar trips to Malaysia, China and Hong Kong.

The suspect was temporarily detained for further investigation. — VNS

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