Four flight attendants from Vietnam Airlines are currently detained and being investigated about bringing illegal substances from France to Vietnam in their luggage.
A representative of the airlines also announced the suspension of the four flight attendants.
According to Tuổi Trẻ (a daily newspaper in Vietnam), the flight attendants of flight VN10 from Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport landed at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, on Thursday, March 16 at 8:10am.
Customs officers discovered more than 10kg of synthetic drugs were hidden in the luggage of four flight attendants.
Three kilograms of ketamine were found in bottles of liquid mouthwash and the rest were found to be MDMA stored in toothpaste boxes.
The following day, Ho Chi Minh City Police Department’s Drug Crime Investigation Unit stepped in to coordinate with the airport’s Customs Department in investigating the case.
Vietnam Airlines has issued an official statement saying that the flight attendants in question are all “young professionals” (meaning they’ve clocked in more than one year of flight time) and the substances found were all brought back by the flight attendant’s friends.
Previously in July 2022, there was another case of nine flight attendants from the same airline who were detained in Australia on suspicion of money laundering.