VIETNAM: 4 DRUG TRAFFICKERS GET DEATH SENTENCE
July 4, 2019:
Four Vietnamese people on 3 July 2019 were sentenced to death and two others got jail terms of 18 years and 20 years respectively for trafficking over 3.4 kg of heroin. (Sources: Xinhua, 03/07/2019)
The Ho Chi Minh City People's Court passed the sentences on the six defendants, including three men and three women, who were members of a ring which transported heroin from northern Nam Dinh province to southern Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam News Agency reported.
The ringleader, a 42-year-old man, received death sentence for the charge of drug trafficking, and a jail term of two years for illegally possessing a military weapon.