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Six sentenced to death in drug case

Update: August, 15/2014 - 08:50
The People's Court of Dien Bien yesterday sentenced to death six defendants in the biggest drug trafficking case in the northern province to date.— VNA/VNS Photo Chu Quoc Hung

DIEN BIEN (VNS) — The People's Court of Dien Bien yesterday sentenced to death six defendants in the biggest drug trafficking case in the northern province to date.

According to the indictment, ten persons formed a network that transported more than 120 kilogrammes of heroin via Laos to Ha Noi and Lang Son en route to China, between November 2012 and May 2013.

Eight of them are from Thanh Yen Commune of Dien Bien Province and two others are from Cao Loc District in Lang Son Province.

Four others were handed sentences that ranged from life terms to 17 to 20 years in jail.

In related news, yesterday, Hai Phong police and security officers from Cat Bi Airport announced they had temporarily detained Nguyen The Anh, a 30-year-old, from Hai Phong city, who was transporting 3 kilogrammes of methamphetamine.

The case is being investigated further. — VNS

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