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Australian woman was carrying two kilos of heroin: Cambodian police

Cambodian police allege the heroin was stowed behind a false side in Ve Thi Tran's suitcase.
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An Australian woman has been arrested at Phnom Penh International Airport with almost two kilograms of heroin allegedly stashed in her luggage.

Cambodia’s General Department of Immigration says on its official Facebook page that 1,814 grams of heroin were found embedded in the side of the Ve Thi Tran’s suitcase in several different packages.

An immigration official at Phnom Penh airport, who declined to be named as he is not authorised to comment, said the 37-year-old was preparing to return to Australia via Hong Kong when she was arrested as she was checking in at the airport on Saturday.

It followed a tip-off from the Australian Federal Police, which worked with the Cambodian Immigration Department to arrest her.

Tran is being questioned by the anti-transnational crimes squad general commissariat of the national Police.