PHU THO (VNS) — Members of a drug trafficking ring were given seven life sentences and a combined 411 years in prison by the People's Court in northern Phu Tho Province on Thursday.
On July 5 last year, Vu Van Son, 47, Truong Minh Biet, 51, and Dang Thi Bay, 38, all from the northern province of Vinh Phuc, were caught red-handed while trading three packs of heroin.
Further investigations revealed a huge drug trafficking ring headed by Dang Minh Diu, 49, from Vinh Phuc's Vinh Tuong District.
Diu and his gang admitted to trading more than 200 packs of heroin since 2006.
Diu and seven other ring leaders were given life sentences, 14 gang members received 20 years in jail, and terms of between 5 to 16 years were handed down to the other 13 on trial.— VNS