A Singaporean national, Loke Dah Lee, was arrested at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on December 1 for trafficking nearly 3 kg of heroin, according to the Ho Chi Minh City Customs Office.

The Office on December 2 reported that heroin-packed capsules sophisticatedly hidden in peanuts and durian candies were found in Loke Dah Lee’s luggage when the passenger was clearing customs procedures for a flight to Kaohsiung, Taiwan (China).

The case is under further investigation.

According to the Police Department for Drug-related Crimes Investigation (C47) at the Ministry of Public Security, 20 drug trafficking cases were detected at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in the first nine months of this year.

The police seized 14 suspects, 7.7 kilos of heroin, 13 kilos of cocaine, 4 kilos of meths and nearly 40 kilos of drug precursors.-VNA