JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Vietnam court sentences 4 to death for transporting 34kg of narcotics from Cambodia

Vietnam court sentences 4 to death for transporting 34kg of narcotics from Cambodia

Friday, August 05, 2022, 12:17 GMT+7
Vietnam court sentences 4 to death for transporting 34kg of narcotics from Cambodia
The defendants stand trial at the People’s Court of An Giang Province in southern Vietnam, August 4, 2022. Photo: Buu Dau / Tuoi Tre

The People’s Court of An Giang Province in southern Vietnam on Thursday sentenced four people to death and one to life in prision for trafficking 34kg of drugs from Cambodia.

The death penalty was handed down to Nguyen Thi Bich Diem, Mai Vinh Hau, Huynh Van Tung, and Le Dang Huy.

All four were convicted of the illegal transportation, trading, and possession of narcotics.

The fifth defendant, Nguyen Do Thanh, received a life sentence in prison for the same offense.

The indictment showed that on June 14, 2020, at around 2:30 pm, police in An Giang Province stopped six individuals traveling on two motorbikes who they believed might have entered Vietnam illegally.

Three members of the group obeyed officers’ commands, but the others did not and instead led officers on a chase.

Officers later found multiple plastic bags containing drugs on their motorbikes, including 10 kilograms of methamphetamine, 20.7 kilograms of ketamine, and 4.08 kilograms of MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy.

Three gang members admitted that the packages contained drugs so police officers took them into custody and seized the narcotics.

An investigation showed that the racket had trafficked the drugs for profit, with Diem being the one who assisted the others in buying and selling the majority of the drugs.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Linh To - Buu Dau / Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news

Greenland treads softly on tourism as icebergs melt

As tourists flock to Greenland to take in its breathtaking icebergs and natural beauty, authorities are mulling ways to control crowds to protect the fragile environment, already threatened by global warming