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Drug addicts sentenced to jail for fighting during escape

Update: May, 17/2014 - 09:20

BINH THUAN (VNS)— Nine men from Ham Thuan Bac District in the southern province of Binh Thuan Province were sentenced by a district court on Thursday for "acting against law enforcement agencies" when they tried to escape from a rehabilitation centre.

The district court of Ham Thuan Bac sentenced Nguyen Ngoc Long, alias Long Rong Do (Red Dragon), a 37-year-old resident of Khanh Hoa Province, to four years in prison for acting against law enforcement agencies, plus 18 months in prison for not following the rules of a rehabilitation centre where he had been taken for drug addiction treatment.

The court also handed down sentences to eight other defendants who were all residents of Binh Thuan Province for "acting against law enforcement agencies", using knives and scimitars to fight security guards. —VNS

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