Agence France-PresseOctober 30, 2013 01:31
Vietnam has arrested two Australian citizens for heroin smuggling, police said Wednesday, a crime punishable by death in the communist state.
The pair, who have not been named, were caught with 3.5 kilograms of heroin in hidden compartments in their luggage at Ho Chi Minh City airport, a policeman with the anti-drug squad told AFP.
Further details about the suspects, aged 31 and 24, have not been released.
The heroin was hidden in 11 packages which had been treated to avoid detection by sniffer dogs, the state-run Thanh Nien newspaper reported.