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Woman nabbed for selling milk tea laced with cannabis in Vietnam’s Da Lat

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 12:35 GMT+7
Woman nabbed for selling milk tea laced with cannabis in Vietnam’s Da Lat
Nguyen Thi Thai Dung answers a police officer while her car and milk tea products were examined in front of a hotel in Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam, April 19, 2021. Photo: M.Vinh / Tuoi Tre

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.

Bottles of milk tea mixed with cannabis sold by Nguyen Thi Thai Dung. Photo: M.Vinh / Tuoi Tre 

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.

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