Foreigners face drug trafficking charges in Hanoi

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Hanoi police Thursday said they have proposed criminal charges in two drug trafficking cases involving foreigners.

In the most recent case on April 27, police at Noi Bai Airport arrested three Filipino passengers with 14.7 kilograms of rock heroin. The arrestees told the police they were hired to smuggle the drugs for US$9,000.

An Indonesian woman, Ana Safitri, was arrested at the airport on April 25 with 1.5 kilograms of rock heroin. She said she was hired to smuggle the drug by an African person.

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