A view of the trial. — VNA/VNS Photo Hữu Quyết
SƠN LA — Two former police employees have been jailed for 20 years each for stealing evidence that was to be used in court cases.
Sơn La People’s Court on Wednesday also sentenced a third person to 18 years for the daring theft.
The trio hatched a plan to steal 11kg of drugs and a mobile phone from a storage unit to pay off their debts.
But after realising the amount of heroin they took was worth a lot of money, they got scared and handed themselves to the police.
Nguyễn Văn Thường, from the northern province of Vĩnh Phúc, Nguyễn Tùng Lâm, from the northern mountainous province of Sơn La, have both been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Thường and Lâm both worked in for Sơn La Police so knew where the evidence, which was to be used in five upcoming court cases, was being stored. — VNS