Foreign pilots cleared of drug trafficking suspicion hinh anh 1A Vietjet Air plane at Noi Bai airport (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The two foreign pilots of Vietjet Air suspected of trafficking narcotics have been cleared of any suspicion, the Vietnamese budget carrier has said.

According to Vietjet Air, at 11:05pm of August 18, customs officers at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport suspected that the baggage of Elmer Ederadan Sorrea, a Filipino, contained some banned substance. His companion was Francis Dennis Abellera Yutangco from the US.

The two are pilots of Vietjet Air but they were on leave at the time, and were about to board a Cebu Pacific Air flight from Hanoi to Manila, the Philippines, when they were stopped.

Following checks showed no unusual things in their baggage and the two pilots later continued their trip on a Cebu Pacific Air flight to Manila.-VNA