|Đỗ Đức Văn and Nguyễn Đình Oanh in court. — VNA/VNS Photo Vũ Hà|Viet Nam News
HÒA BÌNH — Hòa Bình People’s Court has sentenced one person to death and one to life imprisonment on charges of drug trafficking.
The death penalty was handed down to Đỗ Đức Văn, 42, from Lóng Piêng Commune, Yên Châu District in the northern province of Sơn La.
Nguyễn Đình Oanh, 56, from Linh Sơn Commune, Đồng Hỷ District in Thái Nguyên Province, was sentenced to life imprisonment.
According to the indictment, Văn, Oanh and two other people, Vũ Việt Sơn and Nguyễn Đăng Tuynh, set up a drug trafficking ring to transport narcotics from Sơn La Province to Phú Thọ Province.
Between March 2015 and January 2016, the men bought and transported 13 packages of heroin, weighing over 4.5kg.
In January 2016, Tuynh was arrested while transporting drugs from Sơn La Province to Phú Thọ Province and received the death sentence in 2017 after he asked for a reduction of his sentence in 2016.
In this case, Vũ Việt Sơn and an accomplice, Tánh Lao Sua, fled, so the Judicial Council decided to hold separate trials. — VNS