Thai man arrested in Vietnam for smuggling 5 kg cocaine

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Thai man arrested in Vietnam for smuggling 5 kg cocaine
A Thai man was arrested at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday for allegedly trafficking 5 kilograms of cocaine in his double-bottom suitcase.
Customs officials said the man, identified only as S.Y., was going through check-in procedure after landing at the airport when they  found the cocaine, which was worth more than VND32 billion (around US$1,5 million).
Police is investigating the case.
Vietnam has some of the world's toughest drug laws, with those convicted of smuggling more than 600 grams of heroin or cocaine facing the death sentence.

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