VIETNAM: DRUG MULE GETS DEATH PENALTY
September 21, 2020:
A court in the north-central province of Ha Tinh sentenced a drug mule to death on 18 September 2020. Â (Sources: e.vnexpress.net, 19/09/2020)
Tran Thanh Tri, 29, was found guilty of "illegally transporting narcotics."
Tri had been caught red-handed on 27 March this year with more than five kilograms of methamphetamine and thousands of ecstasy pills in the province’s Huong Son District.
Tri told the court he had been hired by a Laotian man -- whom the police have yet to identify -- to deliver the drugs, and got paid VND5 million ($215) for it.
Tri had gone to a location near the Cau Treo border with Laos in Huong Son to pick up the drugs.
He was to get the VND5 million after carrying the drugs to a bridge 17 km away and handing them over to a person.