Customs officers at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on December 7 seized 3.6kg of cocaine being transported into Vietnam by a Philippine passenger.

The contraband, including 18 packets of cocaine, was hidden in the luggage of Kamacho Sillo Emmanul, born in 1975.

The suspect was on a plane from Sao Paulo, Brazil, which transited via Singapore and arrived at Noi Bai airport at 11:43 a.m.

Emmanul was taken into custody and the case is under further investigation.-VNA