Some two kilogrammes of Pseudoephedrine – a main ingredient used to make methamphetamine – has been detected by customs officials at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.

The substance, worth about 2 billion VND (95,000 USD), was hidden in food packages being transported by a Vietnamese national who was checking in to go abroad.

This is a new trick of trafficking drugs via the airport, said the customs department on January 7.

The case has been transferred to the police for further investigation.-VNA