|Le Van Kiem is the mastermind behind the large-scale heroin smuggling in Binh Duong Province. He and his brother have been sentenced to death. — Photo vnepxress.net
BINH DUONG (VNS) — The Binh Duong People's Court today sentenced Le Van Kiem, 33, and his brother Le Van Hanh, 41, to death for trading and storing 210 kilograms (kgs) of heroin.
Their accomplices: Ngo Thi My Van, 51, received a life sentence, while Dang Thi Thanh, 29, was sentenced to 23 years of imprisonment and Le Van Nhat, 20, got three and a half years in prison.
In 2012, Le Van Kiem had asked his brother Le Van Hanh, to trade heroin from the central province of Nghe An to the southern provinces. Hanh had searched for heroin sources in the Nghe An Province and had then been sent to the Binh Duong southern province. Kiem had sold the heroin in cities and provinces near the Binh Duong Province.
Kiem and Hanh sold every 350 grams of heroin for VND200 to 208 million (US$9,500 to 9,900).
From the end of 2012 to August 2013, Kiem and Hanh had sold as many as 210kgs of heroin.
The ring was busted in August 2013, while Ngo Thi My Van was caught transporting 700 grams of heroin in Binh Duong Province for sale.
Kiem admitted to the police that he had used the money earned from selling heroin for his personal use and for his family. — VNS