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Tây Ninh sentences three defendants for drug trafficking

Update: August, 15/2018 - 15:40
The People’s Court of Tây Ninh Province sentences Đinh Văn Hùng and Trần Thị Hồng to life in prison, while Nguyễn Văn Dương was sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug trafficking. VNA/VNS Photo
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TÂY NINH— The People’s Court of Tây Ninh Province on Tuesday sentenced Đinh Văn Hùng, 35, and Trần Thị Hồng, 39, to life in prison while Nguyễn Văn Dương, 31 was sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug trafficking from Cambodia to Việt Nam.

According to the indictment, Hùng lived nearby the casino area in Cambodia and was acquainted with a Cambodian woman named Dì Bảy.

On January 10, Hùng was hired by Dì Bảy to transport 2.9 kilograms of methamphetamines from Cambodia to Việt Nam.

At 9am the same day, Hùng hid the drugs in a motorbike and transported them through the Mộc Bài International Border Gate in Tây Ninh. Here, Hùng was arrested by the customs staffs.

After being arrested, Hùng agreed to cooperate with the border guards and the province’s police investigation department to arrest other members of the trafficking ring.

At 8:30pm, the police arrested Hồng and Dương while they were receiving drugs from Hùng at the house located in Tạ Quang Bửu Street, Ward 5, District 8. — VNS

 

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