Ecstasy pills hidden in packages sent from foreign countries are seized in HCMC. The HCMC Department of Customs has confiscated over 31 kilograms of illicit drugs – PHOTO: THE HCMC DEPARTMENT OF CUSTOMS
HCMC – Teaming up with some competent forces to examine 16 packages sent from Germany, the United States, Canada, France, Hong Kong and China to Vietnam, the HCMC Department of Customs on January 12 confiscated over 31 kilograms of illicit drugs.
The drugs were subtly hidden in bed sheets, cartons containing gifts such as clothes and confectionery and in powder milk cans, according to the competent agency.
This is the first time the express delivery division has found the illegal drugs hidden in two packages to Vietnam from Hong Kong and China, said the HCMC Department of Customs.
Over the past few months, the department’s agencies have continuously discovered and seized illicit drugs of many kinds, which were illegally being transported to the city, with such illegal imports through the postal service system being on the rise.
In late November last year, the municipal department also seized over 20 kilograms of illicit drugs hidden in packages.
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