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Customs officers nab drug smuggler

Update: April, 05/2012 - 10:09

HCM CITY — Tan Son Nhat Customs Branch said on Tuesday that 6kg of powder found in the luggage of a passenger on a HCM City-Sydney flight on March 31 consisted of 1.9kg of heroin and 4kg of phenmetrazine and ephedrine.

A Vietnamese national was seized when checking in. The drugs allegedly were packed in small bags hidden in luggage.

The passenger, who has not yet been named, was reportedly connected to a drug trafficking ring run by Vietnamese in Australia. — VNS

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