By Quoc Thang  November 24, 2018 | 09:28 am GMT+7 Three pistols found inside an abandoned suitcase at Tan Son Nhat Airport, HCMC. Photo courtesy of the Tan Son Nhat Airport’s Customs Department A man was arrested Friday for allegedly trafficking weapons into Vietnam after his suitcase was found with three pistols at HCMC’s Tan Son Nhat Airport. Previously, Tan Son Nhat customs personnel found the suitcase abandoned at the airport, with three pistols and four magazines – a chamber for holding a supply of cartridges – inside. The suitcase was determined to be from a flight from Paris, France, to Ho Chi Minh City. An investigation ensued and the man was arrested in Hanoi. The unnamed man, 41, said he successfully smuggled the suitcase through a French airport in Paris, but upon seeing how tight security checks were in Tan Son Nhat, he got scared and decided to abandon the suitcase and escaped north to Hanoi. An investigation is ongoing. Anyone who illegally manufactures, stores, transports, uses or trades weapons in Vietnam could be sentenced up to five years in jail and fined up to VND50 million ($2,141).