15 Sep '11, 12pm
Vietnam probes TNT on flight from Paris - Straits Times
HANOI (AFP) - Vietnam is investigating the discovery of explosive TNT and a gun among the checked baggage of a passenger on a flight from France, a Vietnam Airlines official said on Thursday. Authorities found 500g of TNT, a hunting rifle and ammunition in the luggage of a Laotian man who arrived in Hanoi on Tuesday from Paris, Pham Viet Thanh, a senior official with the carrier, told AFP. Mr Thanh said local transport ministry officials have been informed and they would be in touch with authorities at Charles de Gaulle airport, where the man boarded the flight. Tuoi Tre newspaper reported the unidentified Laotian, who was in transit to his homeland, was allowed to continue his journey on Wednesday.