23 July 2020 :
The HCMC People’s Court on 22 July 2020 sentenced two men to death for trafficking over 44 kg of ecstasy pills from Cambodia in 2018.
In December 2018 Vinh asked Tuan to accompany him from their native Hai Phong City to Cambodia.
They flew to Ho Chi Minh City and traveled to Cambodia through the border in neighboring Long An Province.
It was on reaching Phnom Penh that Tuan learned they were there to traffic ecstasy, but he agreed to carry the drugs for money.
When the duo returned to HCMC on December 14 and were unloading their luggage at the Mien Dong Bus Station, they were arrested by the police. They had been planning to take a bus back to Hai Phong.
A search by officers of Tuan’s residence found another 60 g of narcotics.