Friday , May 27 2022

Duo served death for transporting 100 kilos of meth


Two men in central Vietnam have been sentenced to death for transporting 100 kilos of methamphetamine for VND500 million ($21,700).

The court in central Nghe An Province on Friday handed out the sentence to Giang Seo Hoa, 33, and Vang Seo Su, 25, both residing in the province, for “illegally transporting narcotic substances.”

According to the verdict, on Jan. 17 last year, Hoa called Su on the phone to talk Su into a business of transporting meth from Nghe An to northern Lao Cai Province that borders China.

The payment for the trip would be VND500 million.

Hoa offered Su VND450 million. Su accepted the deal.

After receiving VND30 million in advance, Su drove a car to an address in Nghe An’s Thanh Chuong District to pick up the meth, as instructed by Hoa.

After receiving the drugs packed in six backpacks, Su drove away and was caught red-handed by police.

In those backpacks, police seized a total 111 kilos of meth.

Su and Hoa both admitted to the crime in court and asked permission to live.

With meth becoming a substance favored by hard-partying youth, drug busts and convictions have been increasing in Vietnam though the country has very tough drug laws.

Those convicted of possessing or smuggling more than 600 grams of heroin or more than 2.5 kilograms of methamphetamine face the death penalty.

The production or sale of 100 grams of heroin or 300 grams of other illegal narcotics is also punishable by death.

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