Police from Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem district on September 27 announced that they commenced legal proceedings against an Indonesian national for trafficking nearly 5kg of heroin to the capital.

The drug enforcement forces found around 15 cakes of heroin (equivalent to 4.92 kg) hidden in the covers of six cartoon books that Triwening Puji Astuti, 1987, brought into Vietnam.

Entering through Noi Bai International Airport, she was staying at room 505 of Royal Palace 2, No.95 Hang Bong street when caught on September 12.

She told the police that she was hired to transport the drugs from Malaysia to Vietnam and made similar trips to Malaysia, China and Hong Kong earlier.

The suspect was temporarily detained for further investigations./.