Drugs found hidden in parcels sent from other countries

By Quoc Thang   April 27, 2021 | 07:29 pm GMT+7
Drugs found hidden in parcels sent from other countries
Multiple bags of drugs are found hidden inside milk cans in HCMC. Photo courtesy of the HCMC Customs Department.
Around 36 kg of drugs were found at HCMC's Tan Son Nhat International Airport Tuesday, hidden inside milk, coffee and peanut cartons sent from abroad.

The drugs, which included MDMA, cannabis and ketamine, were found among 16 cartons sent to HCMC from the U.S., Germany and Canada, according to the HCMC Customs Department, Vietnam Customs and HCMC police.

The drugs were vacuum-sealed and wrapped in aluminium foil to prevent detection by scanners and sniffer dogs, they said.

Criminals were still sending drugs via online shipment so they can could track the shipping process, an old trick, HCMC customs officials said.

The addresses on the parcels were fake, so even if the drugs were found by authorities, there would be no way to trace back the drugs to them, they added, without elaborating.

The case is being investigated further.

Authorities cut into milk cans and find drugs hidden inside. Video courtesy of the HCMC Customs Department.

 
 
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