Customs detects sophisticated tactics for hiding drugs

VCN – The enforcement force has detected drugs hidden inside import and export consignments. Smugglers used sophisticated tactics to mix drugs in body cream boxes, food jars, or beer cans.
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Customs detects sophisticated tactics for hiding drugs

About 20kg of drugs are hidden inside beer cans.

Facing drug trafficking by air and express delivery service with increasingly sophisticated tactics, following the direction of the Director General of the General Department of Vietnam Customs, and information collection and analysis, the Anti-drug Enforcement Team under Hanoi Customs Department has detected many cases of illegal drug transportation via air and express delivery service and seized 29 kg of drugs, and arrested many suspects.

Notably, the drugs seized by the enforcement forces have been hidden inside import and export consignments. Smugglers used sophisticated tactics to mix drugs in body cream boxes, food jars or beer cans.

Smugglers have contacted each other via social networks such as WhatsApp, Instagram and used nicknames to hide personal information; divided the goods transportation into many stages and via carriers to monitor and outsmart the detection by the enforcement force; hired grab, technology taxi to transport goods.

In May, the Anti-drug Enforcement Team and Noi Bai International Airport Customs Branch discovered a consignment shipped from the Netherlands to Vietnam showing suspicious signs.

The Customs and Police seized nearly 20 kg of drugs, including: more than 14.6 kg of MDMA synthetic drugs; about 5.3 kg of ketamine. The drugs were hidden inside beer cans.

On May 10, the Express Cargo Customs Branch detected four packages with suspected signs of containing drugs. Upon physical inspection of the goods, the Customs seized more than 1.37 kg of ketamine. All of the drugs were hidden at the bottom of the body cream boxes.

On May 11, Noi Bai International Airport Customs Branch screened a consignment shipped from Czechs to Vietnam with suspicious signs. The Customs conducted a physical inspection for the derelict consignment including three packages, weighting 10 kg, and detected over 8 kg of MDMA. The drugs were mixed in Mayonnaise tubes and other goods.

During expanding the investigation, the Police authority arrested suspects.

Currently, the cases are under investigation by the law enforcement forces.

Images of sophisticated tactics for hiding drugs detected by the law enforcement forces.

Customs detects sophisticated tactics for hiding drugs
About 20kg of drugs are hidden inside beer cans
Customs detects sophisticated tactics for hiding drugs
About 20kg of drugs are hidden inside beer cans
Customs detects sophisticated tactics for hiding drugs
About 20kg of drugs are hidden inside beer cans
Customs detects sophisticated tactics for hiding drugs
Drugs are hidden inside body cream boxes.
Customs detects sophisticated tactics for hiding drugs
Drugs are hidden inside body cream boxes.
Customs detects sophisticated tactics for hiding drugs
Drugs are hidden inside body cream boxes.
Customs detects sophisticated tactics for hiding drugs
Drugs are hidden inside body cream boxes.
Customs detects sophisticated tactics for hiding drugs
Customs detected many sophisticated tactics for hiding drugs

Over 8kg of MDMA are mixed inside Mayonnaise tubes.

By Ngoc Linh/Ngoc Loan

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