VIETNAM: 2 HEROIN TRAFFICKERS SENTENCED TO DEATH
June 25, 2019:
A Vietnamese court on 19 June 2019 sentenced two local men to death for transporting and trading illicit drug, Vietnam News Agency reported.
The People's Court of northern Lang Son province gave the death penalty to Le Hoang Thang, 38, and Luu Van Son, 33, both from northern Thai Nguyen province.
In July 2018, the duo was caught red-handed in Lang Son's Chi Lang district transporting 10 cakes of heroin weighing nearly 3.5 kg.
They confessed that they were asked by the drug ringleader Nong Thuy Van, 38, to buy the drug in central Nghe An province and transport it to Lang Son. The police are hunting down the ringleader.
(Sources: Xinhua, 19/06/2019)