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Woman bound for Australia arrested for heroin trafficking

Update: April, 27/2012 - 10:21

HCM CITY — The Customs Division at HCM City's Tan Son Nhat International Airport arrested a woman on Wednesday for illegally trafficking around 1.8kg of heroin.

The woman, aged 32, was a passenger on a flight from HCM City to Sydney. She claimed that she did not know the suitcase contained heroin, adding she was helping an acquaintance bring the suitcase to his relatives in Australia.

Also on Wednesday, the Ha Noi People's Court handed down a death sentence to the leader of a drug trafficking ring, Nguyen Ba Thuy, and gave his wife 20 years in prison for smuggling heroin, hashish and other drugs. — VNS

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