Drug transporters arrested at Cat Bi airport

Update: October, 29/2015 - 15:13

The drugs that Cao Minh Ha hid inside his slip. — Photo

HAI PHONG (VNS) — Hai Phong Police detained two people on Tuesday for using flights to transport drugs, head of police department for investigation of drug-related crimes (PC47) Colonel Pham Van Diem said today.

At 6pm on Tuesday, the local police and customs officials at Cat Bi international airport in Hai Phong arrested 20-year-old Cao Minh Ha, a resident of Hai Duong Province's Cam Giang District. He was trying to leave for HCM City. They seized 281.07g of methamphetamine, which was hidden inside a slip that he was wearing and in his luggage.

Three hours later, the local police found 318.04g of methamphetamine hidden in the luggage of a 33-year-old passenger, Pham Duc Hanh. A resident of Hai Duong city, Hanh was planning to take a Vietjet Air flight.

Hai Phong City's drug crime investigation police department is investigating Hanh's case further.

Since the beginning of this year, the PC47 department of Hai Phong Police has arrested six people on charges of illegal drug trafficking using flights. Drug traffickers have begun using flights for transporting drugs in the last few years, besides old methods such as transporting them by road and sea. — VNS