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City Customs officers seize drug precursor

Update: May, 31/2014 - 09:56

HCM CITY (VNS)— The HCM City Customs Department seized two plastic jars yesterday containing nearly 10 kilos of pseudoephedrine, worth VND7 billion (US$330,000).

Pseudoephedrine is a key ingredient in methamphetamine production. Found mixed with shrimp sauce, the drug precursor was being sent by a person living in District 6 to an address in Australia.

The department is co-operating with police to investigate the case.

The department has confiscated more than 67 kilos of drug precursors for methamphetamine and around 4 kilos of heroin hidden in food and cosmetics in the past eight months..— VNS

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