Australian woman jailed in Vietnam for trying to smuggle heroin in underwear

AN Australian woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for trying to smuggle heroin in her underwear.

Lam Thi Kim Hong Hanh, of Vietnamese origin was caught with 376 grams of the drug at a Vietnamese airport in December last year.

The 38-year-old was allegedly planning to smuggle the drugs from Vietnam to Australia for $5,000.


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Ms Hanh was sentenced to 20 years behind bars, with the country having some of the world’s toughest drug laws.

 

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