Hanoi police on Sunday arrested a Chinese man for smuggling 6.5 kilograms of drugs through a Hong Kong flight .
Samples of the boxes that accompanied a Chinese man to Hanoi on August 10 later tested positive as narcotics. Photo credit: Hanoi customs
Customs officers at Noi Bai airport noted suspicious signs while scanning the luggage of the alleged smuggler, whose name was transcribed into Vietnamese characters as Dinh Dac Khanh.
After asking to inspect his luggage, customs inspectors turned their attention to 12 metal boxes.
Four boxes contained nearly two kilograms of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS); the rest held nearly 4.6 kilograms of powder that tested positive for cocaine properties.
Vietnam has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. Those convicted of smuggling more than 600 grams of heroin or more than 2.5 kilograms of methamphetamine face the death penalty.