A passenger from Laos has been arrested at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat airport for allegedly smuggling 2.4 kilograms of cocaine into Vietnam.

The airport’s customs branch named the suspect as Khamchanh Daovone, 27, on September 29.

The branch has worked with the municipal Division of Drug and Crime Control and airport police to transfer the case files and material evidence to the city’s Drug Crime Investigation Police.

The airport’s customs force has worked hard to reduce the number of illegal drugs being transported into Vietnam and has made positive strides, despite smugglers developing more sophisticated and varied tricks to enter the country undetected.-VNA