VIETNAM: FOUR SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR TRAFFICKING 100 KG OF DRUGS
November 26, 2019:
Four men were sentenced to death by a Lang Son Province court on 19 November 2019 for trafficking over 100 kg of drugs. (Sources: e.vnexpress.net, 21/11/2019)
Between 2017 and May 2018 Trieu Ky Voong, 50, Pham Xuan Lan, 38, Song A Sang, 36, and Lieu Van Cay, 45, transported heroin from Son La Province at the Laos border, via Hanoi and Lang Son Province at China border, to China, media reports said.
Lan was caught with 6.6 kg on a truck going from Son La to Lang Son on May 16 last year. Investigations led to the arrest of the other three.
Voong was the mastermind who worked with Sang to traffic the drugs, while Lan was the mule carrying them from Son La to Lang Son and Cay delivered them to their final destinations.
To hoodwink authorities, Voong used the money earned from drug trafficking to open restaurants and hotels in Lang Son.