One of illegal drug transport cases was discovered at the Tan Son Nhat Airport. (Source: plo.vn)

Ho Chi Minh City (VNA) – Several illegal drug transport cases have been discovered at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCM City recently, according to the airport customs division.

The latest case involved a man, 32, from South Africa, on a flight from Doha, Qatar’s capital city, to Tan Son Nhat, who illegally transported 1.7 kilograms of cocaine.

According to initial confessions, the man said he transported the drug in return for 3,500 USD.

Further investigation into the case is getting underway.

In recent times, the airport customs division has discovered 1.2 tonnes of ‘khat’ leaves containing cathinone from Africa, three kilograms of heroin intended for Australia, three kilograms of methamphetamine, and two kilograms of cocaine hidden inside the abdomen of an eagle from South America.-VNA