HÒA BÌNH — The People’s Court of the northern province of Hòa Bình sentenced two drug traffickers for illegally transporting heroin.
Mùa A Đùa, 35, who comes from Pà Cò Commune, in Mai Châu District, of Hòa Bình Province received the death penalty while Giàng A Xà, 52, from Sơn La Province was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
According to the indictment, in December 2013, Đùa was hired by a man whose identity remains unknown, to transport 26 cakes of heroin from Pà Cò Commune to Mỹ Đình Station in Hà Nội for a charge of VNĐ30 million (US$1,330).
Đùa asked Xà to help him by going ahead to see whether the police were looking to arrest Đùa. Đùa paid Xà VNĐ7 million ($310).
However, the two traffickers were arrested red-handed with 26 cakes of heroin and other items when they were travelling in Cao Phong Town, Hòa Bình Province.
Đùa confessed that he had illegally purchased one cake of heroin in October 2013 with his uncle who was arrested by Sơn La Police.
In 2005, Đùa was sentenced to 10 years in prison for illegally purchasing heroin and was given special amnesty in August 2010. – VNS