30 drug traffickers sentenced to death
15:18 | 21/01/2014

VGP - The People's Court of the northern border province of Quang Ninh on January 20 sentenced 30 people to death for trafficking drugs into the country and to China in the largest ever uncovered drug case.

 

One of the defendants speaks as 30 drug smugglers are sentenced to death in the northeastern Vietnam province of Quang Ninh
The defendants were charged with trafficking and smuggling more than 5,000 cakes of heroin and thousands of drug tablets from Laos to Viet Nam and China.

They were also prosecuted for falsifying materials, illegally stockpiling weapons, and giving bribe.  
This is the biggest ever transnational drug trafficking case uncovered in Viet Nam.

According to Vietnam's law, those convicted of smuggling more than 600 grams of heroin or more than 2.5 kilograms of methamphetamine face the highest penalty of death.

By Vien Nhu

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