|The passenger is detained in the Tân Sơn Nhất Airport for carrying cocaine. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — A Vietnamese passenger was detained on Tuesday at the Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport for illegally transporting drugs, airport customs said.
The passenger, residing in Bình Thuận Province and returning to HCM City from Brazil, was checked and found to be carrying drugs.
Customs found four packets of cocaine hidden in her luggage between clothes, shoes and cosmetics.
The detainee said that she met a Nigerian through a social network site and the man offered her air tickets to Brazil.
Before her return home from Brazil, the Nigerian asked her to bring gifts for his relatives in HCM City.
The detainee and the drugs were transferred to the city police for further investigation.
In the last five years, Tân Sơn Nhất airport’s customs have discovered and arrested 53 suspects, both Vietnamese and foreigners, for illegally carrying drugs through the airport. — VNS