How were 4 Vietnam Airlines flight attendants carrying drugs detected?

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According to Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department, the case was discovered by the Import Baggage Procedures Team (Tan Son Nhat Customs Branch) when conducting inspection and screening operations.

Four people belonging to Vietnam Airlines include chief flight attendant Nguyen Thanh Thuy and three flight attendants Vo Tu Quynh, Tran Thi Thu Ngan, and Dang Phuong Van.

Check luggage of 4 flight attendants, each with 2 carry-on suitcases or 1 piece of checked baggage.

In the luggage of chief flight attendant Nguyen Thanh Thuy, there are 2 suitcases containing personal clothes. 1 suitcase inside contains 43 boxes of toothpaste; in which there are 31 boxes containing gray tablets with a total weight of 2.18kg and 12 boxes containing white powder with a total weight of 1kg.

Flight attendant Vo Tu Quynh brought 2 suitcases, 1 suitcase containing the clothes of chief flight attendant Nguyen Thanh Thuy. 1 suitcase contains 43 boxes of toothpaste, inside there are white tablets and powder equal to the weight that Ms. Thuy hid in the luggage mentioned above.

In the luggage of flight attendant Tran Thi Thu Ngan, the Customs force found 780 grams of gray tablets. And hostess Dang Van Phuong, in addition to 2 suitcases containing clothes and personal belongings, also has 1 suitcase containing 2,020 grams of gray tablets and 2,000 grams of white powder.

All gray tablets and white powder seized in the cabin crew’s luggage as above, the functional forces took a quick test sample. All test results have positive reactions with Cocaine and Ketamine reagents.

When working with the authorities, the chief stewardess Nguyen Thanh Thuy and the three female flight attendants were shocked and surprised by the incident.

The total amount of material seized is more than 10kg, so far identified as narcotics. Photo: Ho Chi Minh City Customs

They all said that when in France, an unknown person approached, asked the group to carry some goods back to the country, paying 10 million dong. The group of female flight attendants opened some boxes to check, found that the toothpaste was normal, so they received the goods.

The group of female flight attendants also declared that the recipient was in Ho Chi Minh City when the goods were shipped back to the country.

Previously, Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department directed Tan Son Nhat Customs to focus on controlling people with frequent travel frequencies, especially key routes from Europe, the US, Japan and South Korea. … for screening, focused testing.

“The subjects have changed from those outside the society with complicated relationships, including foreign guests, Vietnamese people, tourists… Up to now, a new group of flight attendants has appeared. . This is a group of people with stable jobs, legal awareness… but still involved in illegal drug transportation. Therefore, the management, screening and classification of objects to fight face many difficulties.

The case of detecting 4 Vietnam Airlines flight attendants carrying more than 10kg of entry to the country is within the control and attention of the Customs force”, a representative of Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department added.

In the luggage of the head flight attendant and 4 female flight attendants, there were large boxes of toothpaste. Photo: Ho Chi Minh City Customs
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Inside the toothpaste boxes were tablets and powdered narcotics.
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Currently, 4 flight attendants and exhibits have been transferred to the Drug Crime Investigation Department (PC04) – Ho Chi Minh City Police to expand investigation and handle according to their competence. Photo: Ho Chi Minh City Customs

Immediately after discovering the case, the Drug Crime Investigation Police Department (PC04) of the Ho Chi Minh City Police Department received people and exhibits to expand the investigation. Currently, the police are identifying the recipient of the above goods in Vietnam to arrest.

According to the Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department, from the beginning of 2023 until now, at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, 44 cases of customs violations have been detected, including 8 cases of drug-related violations. , with evidence of about 15kg of methamphetamine.

The article is in Vietnamese

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