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Illicit drug packages found washed ashore in Ly Son

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Twenty-eight kilograms of illicit drugs wrapped in plastic bags have been discovered washed ashore and seized by the police in the island district of Ly Son off the coast of Quang Ngai Province, according to the local media.

Pham Thi Huong, chairwoman of Ly Son District, said on March 10 that a local resident found two packages of illicit drugs washed ashore while he was searching for shells on the beach in the northeast of the island.

Suspecting the contents to be illicit drugs, each weighing 1.1 kilograms, the resident promptly reported to the island police.

Subsequently, the police of Ly Son District deployed more than 20 personnel to the area where Duoc discovered the drugs for further investigation. As a result, they found a black leather bag washed ashore on the breakwater. It contained 22 plastic packages filled with illicit drugs totalling 26 kilograms.

In total, some 28 kilograms of illicit drugs were discovered. The police have gathered information from local residents and secured the confiscated drugs to aid in further investigative procedures.

Since the beginning of this year, local residents and border guards in Quang Ngai have discovered and seized 298 drug packages on six occasions, totaling some 300 kilograms in weight.

Among them, 297 packages contained cocaine, and one package contained ketamine. This marks the largest quantity of drugs washed ashore and discovered along the coast of Vietnam to date.

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