VIETNAM: 3 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR TRAFFICKING MORE THAN 551 POUNDS OF HEROIN
January 14, 2014: A Vietnam court sentenced three men to death for illegally trafficking more than 551 pounds of heroin.
Da Anh Dung, 37, Ha Van Quan, 31, and Bui Van Thuong, 30, were charged with illegally transporting and trading drugs, Tuoi Tre News reported.
The defendants belong to a drug trafficking ring, and sold 720 bricks of heroin from 2007 to 2009.
They sold drugs in Vietnam and China.
Police are searching for five other members of the ring. (Sources: UPI, 15/01/2014)