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Drug smugglers receive death sentences

Update: March, 14/2014 - 08:07
Thiet and Thinh were found guilty of selling nearly 22.6kg of heroin worth $173,000 last year.— Photo petrotimes

BAC GIANG (VNS)— The northern province of Bac Giang's People's Court yesterday handed down maximum penalties to convicted drug dealers.

Nguyen Thien Thiet, 59, from the northern province of Bac Ninh, and Bui Thi Thinh, 50, from the neighbouring province of Hai Duong, received death penalties, while Truong Trung Kien, 32, also from Hai Duong, was sentenced to life in prison.

Thiet and Thinh were found guilty of selling nearly 22.6kg of heroin worth $173,000 last year. Kien acted as the driver to transport the drugs from the northwestern province of Son La to the northern province of Lang Son. — VNS

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