Vietnam police seize meth ingredient bound for Australia

By Dinh Son, Thanh Nien News

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A kilogram of pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in producing methamphetamines, was found hidden in tea box seized by Ho Chi Minh City Police Thursday from a package bound for Australia.

Customs officials in Ho Chi Minh City seized one kilogram of pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient for producing methamphetamine, on Thursday from a personal package bound for Australia.

The substance was discovered hidden among dried food products and disguised as instant tea powder.

After two powder samples tested positive, the shipment was transferred to the municipal crime lab, which flagged the illicit contents.
The shipment had been sent from a person in the Mekong Delta’s Ca Mau Province.
A police investigation remains underway.
Vietnam has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. Those convicted of possessing/smuggling 100 grams of heroin or cocaine or 300 grams of other drugs face capital punishment.

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