Australian woman arrested at Cambodian airport with ‘1.8 kilograms of heroin hidden in the lining of her luggage’ after tip-off to authorities by AFP

  • An Australian woman has been arrested at Phnom Penh International Airport 
  • Ve Thi Tran, 37, was returning to Australia via Hong Kong on Saturday
  • Immigration officials claim 1,814 grams of heroin was embedded in her suitcase 

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 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.

An Australian woman (pictured is Ve Thi Tran) has been arrested at Phnom Penh International Airport with almost two kilograms of heroin allegedly stashed in her luggage

An Australian woman (pictured is Ve Thi Tran) has been arrested at Phnom Penh International Airport with almost two kilograms of heroin allegedly stashed in her luggage

 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 (pictured is Tran's Australian passport)

 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 (pictured is Tran’s Australian passport)

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 Ve Thi Tran's suitcase (pictured)

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 Ve Thi Tran’s suitcase (pictured)

The heroin was discovered in several different packages (pictured)

The heroin was discovered in several different packages (pictured)

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 of the general commissariat of the national Police.

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