|Hà Văn Quân was sentenced to life imprisonment for trading heroin. — Photo baohoabinh.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÒA BÌNH — The Hòa Bình People’s Court on Monday sentenced Hà Văn Quân, 40, to life imprisonment for trading and transporting heroin.
According to the indictment, at 8pm on September 8, 2009, the Hòa Bình Police searched an automobile driven by Hà Ngọc Lương, 33, from Hòa Bình Province’s Mai Châu District and discovered that he and his accomplice Trần Lê Quang were transporting five packets of heroin weighing more than 1.7kg.
Widening the scope of investigation, the police unearthed a heroin trafficking ring from Sơn La and Hòa Bình provinces to Hà Nội, Hải Phòng and Quảng Ninh, where the drug was being sold for a high amount.
Hà Văn Quân was part of the ring. He was seized on February 18, 2013. Quân admitted to the police that from 2007 to 2009 he and his accomplices trafficked 65 packets of heroin weighing more than 22.8kg.
Others heroin traffickers were judged at different trials, Quân was, however, judged at the trial yesterday. — VNS