A woman from Da Lat City, a popular tourist destination in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, has been arrested for selling milk tea spiked with cannabis to local residents and visitors.
Police in Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province examined an automobile parked in front of a hotel on To Hien Thanh Street on Monday afternoon and discovered 15 bottles of milk tea, officers said.
Drugs were then found in the milk tea inside all of the 15 bottles in a test.
Nguyen Thi Thai Dung, the 23-year-old car driver, was taken into custody for further verification, while her vehicle and milk tea bottles were confiscated.
At the police station, Dung admitted to having mixed the milk tea with cannabis and advertised the product on Facebook.
|This image shows bottles of milk tea adulterated with cannabis sold by Nguyen Thi Thai Dung in Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam. Photo: M.Vinh / Tuoi Tre|
The woman added she had bought the cannabis from a friend.
Each bottle of cannabis milk tea was offered at VND150,000-200,000 (US$7-9).
Dung claimed to have been delivering the tea to buyers from her car, adding that she sold about 20 bottles per day.
Her buyers included local residents and some visitors.
Further investigation is ongoing.