VIETNAM: TWO PERSONS GET DEATH SENTENCE FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
September 24, 2014: A court in the northern Son La province sentenced to death Tran Manh Hung and Nguyen Duc Trung for transporting 22.9 kilograms of heroin in 78 packets.
Two others, namely Nguyen Tri Huan and Dao Dinh Nam, were sentenced to life imprisonment by the court.
The authorities had caught Hung and Trung in the act of transporting 19 packets of heroin by car from Son La to Ha Noi in February 2012. Huan and Nam were caught later for being involved in the trading of the 19 packets.
Trung and Huan were also prosecuted by the court for illegal storage of weapons. (Sources: VNS, 25/09/2014)