VIETNAM: SUPREME PEOPLE'S COURT CONFIRMS DEATH FOR CHINESE DRUG MULE
May 30, 2013: In Vietnam, the Supreme People‚Äôs Court upheld the death penalty handed down by a provincial court to a Chinese man for drug trafficking.
Zhu Yin Xiang, 58, had been found guilty of transporting 1.3 kilograms of heroin from Cambodia to Vietnam last August.
The Tay Ninh Province police¬† caught Zhu with four packs of the drug near the Moc Bai Border Gate.
He told them he was living in Cambodia since 2011.
A day before the arrest a Chinese man hired him to take the drugs to Ho Chi Minh City and paid him US$400.
On May 2 the Tay Ninh provincial court sentenced him to death, and he filed an appeal. (Sources: thanhniennews.com, 30/06/2013)