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Vietnam court sentences men to death for transporting crystal meth

Vietnam court sentences men to death for transporting crystal meth

Wednesday, July 06, 2022, 17:12 GMT+7
Vietnam court sentences men to death for transporting crystal meth
Nguyen Quoc Ngo stands trial at the People’s Committee in Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, July 5, 2022. Photo: Ha Anh / Tuoi Tre

Two men from Ha Tinh Province, north-central Vietnam were sentenced to death for transporting nearly four kilograms of crystal meth last year.

The Provincial People’s Court handed down the death penalty to Nguyen Quoc Ngo, 31, and Mai Van Thinh, 20, for the illegal transportation of narcotics during their trial on Monday.

The indictment showed that police in Ha Tinh caught Thinh transporting four packs of crystal meth weighing 3.9 kilograms at around 7:40 pm on October 22, 2021.

Thinh claimed to have been hired by Ngo to carry the drugs from Cau Treo International Border Gate to Tay Son Town in Ha Tinh Province.

He was expected to be paid VND40 million (US$1,700) when the job was done.

Police later arrived at Ngo’s house, but the man was not home at the time.

After hearing the news from his family members, Ngo decided to turn himself in on the same day.

Although Ngo did not directly transport the drugs, he was the mastermind behind the illegal scheme, according to the trial panel.

Meanwhile, Thinh agreed to do the job while being well aware that it was unlawful and posed dangers to society.

After considering the circumstances, the trial panel decided to impose the capital punishment upon the offenders.

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Duy Khang - Le Minh / Tuoi Tre News


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