|Do Nhu Y is detained for illegally transporting drugs from Cambodia into Ho Chi Minh City
Upon her arrest, the suspected drug trafficker was identified as Do Nhu Y, a 28-year-old woman from the southern province of Ca Mau.
Y was detained on June 2 after a number of suspicions were raised regarding her suitcase by police forces in An Phu district.
After conducting a thorough inspection of her possessions, local police discovered three packages of green tea weighing a total of three kilos. Inside the packages were stashed a haul of white crystals, in addition to 40 nylon bags containing 2,980 multicolour tablets.
Once under questioning at the police station, Y admitted that the white crystals and tablets sealed within the plastics bags were drugs, adding that she had been hired to transport the drugs haul from Cambodia into Ho Chi Minh City in exchange for a fee of US$500.
At present, the case is under further investigation.