Foreigner arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs into Vietnam

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Investigators from the Ministry of Public Security have taken into custody a Filipino man caught attempting to transport over three kilograms of illegal narcotics into Vietnam, a source told Thanh Nien Monday.

The source said police found the methaphetamine in the suitcase of De Arroz Gastardo Merely, 39, at Hanoi's Noi Bai Airport last Tuesday.

The foreigner told police that two black men hired him to transport the contraband from Manila into Vietnam for US$4,000.

Police are investigating the case further.

Vietnam has some of the world's toughest drug laws, with those convicted of smuggling more than 600 grams of heroin facing the death sentence.

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