Tay Ninh: Indonesian seized with 7kg of methamphetamine
Customs officers from the south-eastern province of Tay Ninh have seized 7kg of methamphetamine transported by an Indonesian from Cambodia to Vietnam.
Retty Gunawan, an Indonesia national, was arrested while attempting to transport methamphetamine to Vietnam
Nguyen Van Cuong, deputy head of the Customs Department ofMoc Bai international border gate, said on July 6 that the department handedover Retty Gunawan, born in 1966, from Indonesia, to Tay Ninh police forfurther inspection.
At 20:15 on July 5, customs officers at Moc Bai internationalborder gate in Ben Cau district, Tay Ninh province, suspected a suitcase of apassenger entering Vietnam from Cambodia containing non-declared goods, and conductedinspection as regulated.
The suitcase’s owner, Retty Gunawan, presented her passportissued on March 5, 2013, in Belawan, Indonesia.
The inspection found white solid crystals wrapped in nyloninside the suitcase and a quick-test confirmed it is methamphetamine.
Gunawan confessed that the white crystals are methamphetamine.
At 15:30 on July 5, she bought a bus ticket in Phnom Penh(Cambodia) to transport around 7kg of methamphetamine to Ho Chi Minh City(Vietnam).
She arrived at the Moc Bai international border gate at 20:00and was detected while processing entry procedures.
Further inspection is underway.-VNA