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HCM City — Hồ Chí Minh City police and customs officials yesterday seized a batch of ephedrin - used to produce synthetic drugs - hidden in motorbike tyres.
The police and customs officials found the drug hidden in a parcel of 20 motorbike tyres of the Yokohama brand, which were being sent from Việt Nam to New Zealand by international fast delivery service on July 4, the police said.
The officials found white powder inside the tyres, after noticing a 3cm to 4cm-long cut in each of them, the police said.
A police test later showed the powder was 4.5 kg of ephedrin, a substance used to produce methamphetamine - a very addictive stimulant drug that has a strong effect on the central nervous system.
The police have detained the two persons who had sent the parcel, a male foreigner and a Vietnamese woman, they said.
The case is under further investigation. — VNS