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Two Vietnam flight attendants acquitted in drug trafficking case in South Korea

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – A South Korean court has declared the innocence of two Vietnamese flight attendants who were previously detained on suspicion of involvement in drug trafficking.

Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Vien, head of the Drug-related Crimes Investigation Police Department (C04), provided information about this case at a press conference this morning, November 24.

He said that the two flight attendants have not yet been able to return to Vietnam pending the exhaustion of appeal procedures.

Following the incident, C04 urged Vietnamese airlines to conduct thorough internal reviews and take extra measures to prevent drug-related crimes.

The airline where these two flight attendants are employed has not been identified.

On September 6, authorities in Incheon City apprehended two female flight attendants from a Vietnamese airline on suspicion of smuggling cannabis oil valued at about 300 million Korean won (equivalent to VND5.4 billion).

According to the police investigation, the two admitted to transporting goods from Vietnam to South Korea for a fee ranging from 68,000 to 150,000 Korean won (equivalent to VND1.2-2.7 million) per shipment.

They said that they were unaware of what was inside the bags that were found to contain cannabis.

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