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Two female drug traffickers get death sentences

Update: April, 14/2015 - 14:51
The three female drug traffickers at Monday's court trial. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Two women have been sentenced to death and another to life imprisonment for trafficking of 10 heroin bricks and more than 200 methamphetamine pills.

On Monday, the Ha Noi People's Court tried 32-year-old Do Thi Thu Huyen of Lang Son Province, 35-year-old Bui Thi Thu Thuy of Nam Dinh Province and 28-year-old Hoang Thi Nhu Chi of Lang Son, for drug trafficking.

According to prosecutors, at 2.30pm last Thursday, at the Yen Nghia gas station in Ha Dong District, Ha Noi, the police of Dan Phuong District in collaboration with the drug crime investigation department under the public security ministry searched the passengers of a coach going from Son La Province to Ha Noi. Passengers Bui Thi Thu Thuy and Hoang Thi Nhu Chi were found to be carrying drugs, including 10 bricks of heroin (each weighing about 0.3kg).

At the investigative agency, Thuy allegedly said due to difficult economic conditions, she had agreed to transport the drug from Hoa Binh Province to Lang Son Province for Do Thi Thu Huyen.

They were caught by the police at the Yen Nghia gas station.

Shortly after that, Do Thi Thu Huyen was remanded in custody.

At the conclusion of the trial, the Ha Noi People's Court handed down death sentences to Do Thi Thu Huyen and Bui Thi Thu Thuy and sentenced Hoang Thi Nhu Chi to life imprisonment, all on the same count of drug trafficking. — VNS

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