Police have detected 665.2 kilograms of marijuana, an illegal drug, packed in a hidden chamber of a shipping container found at a port in northern Vietnam.
An official from the public security department of in northern Hai Phong City confirmed the case in an interview with Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Tuesday.
The police force had earlier retrieved intelligence on an alleged attempt of narcotics trafficking via a shipping container sent from a Singaporean citizen to TaKan Vietnam Co. Ltd. in Hanoi’s Long Bien District.
The company claimed that the container carried hydrolyzed feather meals in a customs declaration opened on December 12.
After being cleared by customs officers, the declared cargoes were unloaded and delivered to Hanoi for TaKan Vietnam, while the empty container had been kept at Chan That Hai Phong Depot since December 16.
During a probe on Monday, police discovered a hidden chamber in this container, which held the huge amount of marijuana compressed into bricks.
Hai Phong police officers are still investigating the case.