Officers of the Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department on February 11 seized 4.22 kg of heroin, worth some 15 billion VND (714,300 USD), being smuggled to Australia via express delivery.

The contraband was liquid heroin contained in 40 out of 140 tubes, hidden in a box weighing 16.5 kg.

Since the beginning of January, the Express Delivery Customs Sub-department of HCM City has seized more than 8kg of narcotics and drug precursors totalling over 20 billion VND (nearly 1 million USD) in street value.

Meanwhile, on February 10, border guards at the Mong Cai border gate in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh, arrested Tran Duy Yen from the northern province of Bac Ninh for trafficking 194.92 grams of methamphetamine from China into Vietnam.

Earlier this year, the officers seized 361.5 grams of heroin and 2,778 synthetic drug pills at the same gate.-VNA