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January, 04 2014 09:49:08

Drug traffickers face trial in Quang Ninh

QUANG NINH (VNS)  — The People's Court of northeastern Quang Ninh Province started trial yesterday for 89 defendants, including 66 who could face the death penalty, for illegally trafficking over 5,000 cakes of heroin and thousands of ecstasy pills.

According to a verdict issued in November by the provincial People's Procuracy, the 89 defendants belong to four smuggling rings.

The first ring was allegedly led by Sa Van Cau, who was suspected to be hiding in Laos; the second ring was led by Nguyen Hung Dung and Song A Lau, according to the verdict.

The defendants are accused of transporting heroin, methamphetamine and ecstasy pills from neighbouring Laos to Viet Nam and then to China.

The third ring was allegedly headed by a couple, Nguyen Thanh Tuan and Vu Thi Thanh Huyen, and the fourth by Nguyen Thi Hoan and Nguyen Ngoc Doan.

The trial is scheduled to conclude on January 20. — VNS


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