|Two drug traffickers in Hoa Binh Province receive one death sentence and one 20 year-long prison sentence. — VNA/VNS Photo
HOA BINH (VNS) — The People's Court in the northern province of Hoa Binh today handed out a death and imprisonment sentence to two drug traffickers, both from Mai Chau District's Hang Kia Commune.
The death penalty was awarded to Kha A Denh, 41, while his 33-year-old nephew, Kha A Sua, received a two decade-long prison sentence.
According to the indictment, Denh and Sua were caught red-handed while selling 25 packs of heroin, weighing over 8.6 kilograms in Mai Chau District's Tan Son Commune in July, 2014. During the police raid, Sua used a knife to resist arrest and injured an anti-drug police officer during the scuffle.
According to the police's investigation, Denh bought the drugs from Song A Su in the northern province of Son La's Loong Luong Commune and asked Sua to accompany him to sell the drugs to two men, one from the northern province of Bac Ninh and one from Ha Noi.
The drugs were priced at VND150 million (US$7,400) per pack. Denh and Sua were caught by the police, even as the two buyers managed to escape. — VNS