Tan Son Nhat Airport customs officers in Ho Chi Minh City have found 2.3kg of marijuana products hidden in a goods consignment sent from California, the US, to Vietnam.
The recipient of the consignment is L.T.P, a resident of Hong Bang district of the northern port city of Hai Phong.
Initial investigations revealed that the drugs were sent by T.K, an overseas Vietnamese living in California, the US. The drugs, including plants and leaves as well as extract powder, were vacuum-packed in plastic bags and carefully mixed with clothes, foods and other goods.
According to the Tan Son Nhat Airport Customs Sub-Department, in 2018, its officers uncovered 65 drug trafficking cases, seizing more than 79kg of marijuana as well as more than 100 people involved. The majority of the drugs were sent from the US.
Currently, the force is coordinating with authorized agencies to launch further investigations into the case in an attempt to bring to light drug trafficking rings from the US to Vietnam.