Six drug traffickers receive death sentence

Created 23 April 2018
  • PDF
Editor Choice
Share
(0 votes, average 0 out of 5)
VietNamNet Bridge – Six members of a transnational drug smuggling ring received the death sentence on Thursday in northern Quang Ninh Province.

Quang Ninh, drug traffickers, death sentence, Vietnam economy, Vietnamnet bridge, English news about Vietnam, Vietnam news, news about Vietnam, English news, Vietnamnet news, latest news on Vietnam, Vietnam

Quang Ninh, drug traffickers, death sentence, Vietnam economy, Vietnamnet bridge, English news about Vietnam, Vietnam news, news about Vietnam, English news, Vietnamnet news, latest news on Vietnam, Vietnam

The accused at the court hearing. — VNA/VNS Photo

The accused include ring leader Hoang Van Tien, Bui Dang Duc, Tran Duc Viet, Nguyen Thi Tuyet Hanh, Nguyen Toan Thang and Hoang Van Bac.

Tien’s wife, Tran Thu Hang, and Nguyen Thi Hoa were sentenced to life imprisonment, while two others were sentenced to 20 years in prison each.

The traffickers were part of one of the five rings involved in trafficking drugs from Laos to Viet Nam and selling them to China and vice versa, according to People’s Procuracy of Quang Ninh Province.

The rings were active in Hanoi and in the northern provinces of Thai Nguyen, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang and Lang Son.

Between 2003 and 2013, the rings had smuggled more than 5,000 cakes of heroin, 35,200 synthetic drug pills and more than 1kg of Methamphetamine.

In 2014, People’s Procuracy of Quang Ninh Province sentenced 30 smugglers to death, 13 to life imprisonment and 46 others to up to 20 years in prison for smuggling drugs, storing weapons for military use, forging fake documents and taking bribes.

In late 2016, 25 others involved in the cases were charged. 

 

Source: Source: VNS - Bridge

Maybe You Also Interesting :

» Vietnam resort hotel ranked among the best in the world

The Four Seasons The Nam Hai Hotel & Resort in Vietnam has been listed as one of 100 best hotels in the world.  

» Vietnam to prosecute former senior cops in multimillion dollar gambling case

Phu Tho provincial police have recommended criminal prosecution of two former police officials and 90 others involved in a transnational online gambling ring....

» VietJet provisionally orders 100 Boeing 737 jets

Boeing and VietJet signed the provisional order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes worth almost $13 billion.  

Popular News Categories:

- Asia & Asean  |  EU & Russia  |  America

- Facts  |  Urban  |  Faculty  |  Environment

- Business  |  Finance  |  Market Health

- Destination  |  Cuisine  |  Arts Music

- Cinema  |  Soccer  |  Sports  |  IT & Internet