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Drug arrest in Vietnam

A Cambodian woman is being detained in Vietnam after authorities confiscated more than five kilograms of drugs en route to Cambodia, Vietnamese news media reported yesterday.

According to Tuoitrenews, police at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City arrested 35-year-old Hom Kosal when 5.2 kilos of methamphetamines were found in her suitcase.

Kiev Saman, director of the Ministry of Interior’s anti-drug department, could not be reached.

Tuoitrenews said Kosal told police she was hired to bring the drugs from Benin in West Africa.

To contact the reporter on this story: Cheang Sokha at cheang.sokha@phnompenhpost.com

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