Hanoi’s drug crime investigation division (PC47) has launched investigation into a case of drugs smuggled from the UK to Hanoi via international postal service (Illustrative photo: VNA)

 

Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi’s drug crime investigation division (PC47) has launched investigation into a case of drugs smuggled from the UK to Hanoi via international postal service.

Authorities on June 19 discovered methamphetamine drugs hidden in a parcel sent from the UK to Vietnam.

Officers of the Hanoi Customs Department, the Anti-Smuggling Investigation Department under the General Department of Vietnam Customs, Hanoi Police and relevant agencies checked the parcel after finding suspicion.

They discovered a nylon bag containing 102 pills inside the parcel, which had been declared as electrical components and switches.

After the verification by the Criminal Science Institute under the Ministry of Public Security, the pills were identified as Methylene Dioxyn-Methamphet Amine (MDMA).

The parcel was sent to a recipient on Hanoi’s Hoang Hoa Tham street, while the sender remained anonymous.

The exhibits were then handed over to the police for further investigation. 

Earlier, a parcel with methamphetamine drugs inside transported from the Netherlands to Vietnam was discovered on June 13.

Two boxes were placed inside the parcel sent from the Netherlands to Hanoi via express mail service (EMS), which contained 515 pills, weighing 222 grammes. The pills were identified as ecstasy, scientifically known as MDMA.

On April 20, the agencies also seized about 9.35 kilogrammes of methamphetamine drugs when checking a parcel from Belgium to Vietnam via EMS. It was the largest amount of drugs smuggling into Hanoi by this service.-VNA