98 kg of drugs smuggled from Germany to Vietnam

By Phan Anh   January 6, 2023 | 04:05 pm PT
98 kg of drugs smuggled from Germany to Vietnam
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Police of Hanoi found 98 kg of drugs hidden in boxes transported from Germany to Vietnam.

Three suspects have been arrested so far and have been handed over to police in Ho Chi Minh City for further investigation, Hanoi police said Friday, according to a Tuoi Tre newspaper report.

Customs personnel found eight boxes, weighing over 205 kg, at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport, and suspected they might contain drugs.

The boxes, which had been shipped from Germany, contained 98 kg of drugs of various kinds, including MDMA and ketamine.

Vietnam is a key trafficking hub for narcotics despite having some of the world’s toughest drug laws.

Those convicted of possessing or smuggling more than 600 grams of heroin or more than 2.5 kilograms of meth face the death penalty.

The production or sale of 100 grams of heroin or 300 grams of other illegal narcotics is also punishable by death.

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