CHINESE WOMAN GETS DEATH FOR TRYING TO SMUGGLE HEROIN OUT OF VIETNAM
July 24, 2013: A Chinese woman was sentenced to death in Hanoi for trying to smuggle nearly four kilograms of heroin from Vietnam to China last September.
Wang Ling Long, 25, had been caught by theÂ Hanoi police withÂ the drugsÂ she was planning to take to China for 12,000 yuan (US$1,954).
Under Vietnamese law, possession of more than 0.6 kilograms of heroin isÂ punishable by death.
Long said a black man named JohnsonÂ hadÂ hired herÂ in May last year to carry a bag from Hanoi to China.
She arrived in a hotel on Ly Thai To Street on September 7, and the next day received the bag from a Vietnamese woman staying in the same hotel.
Johnson had ordered her to travel to Kunming by road and thenÂ fly to Beijing. (Sources: thanhniennews.com, 25/07/2013)