Ta Anh Tuan (R) and Nguyen Hong Quan

14 June 2018 :

June 13, 2018 - VIETNAM - Two men sentenced to death for transporting 16 kilograms of heroin from Son La to Hanoi. The Hanoi People's Court sentenced Ta Anh Tuan, 41, and Nguyen Hong Quan, 36, to death for drug smuggling. According to the prosecutors, Tuan confessed that he was hired to transport the drugs from Son La Province near the Laos border to Hanoi, around 400 kilometers to the west, for VND120 million ($5,300) and he asked his friend Quan, to join. On December 4, 2017, they drove to Son La and received a bag of 15.5 kilograms of heroin and around half a kilo of methamphetamine worth a total of VND7 billion ($307,000). Police in Hanoi's Ba Vi District arrested them early the next morning after inspecting their car. Tuan confessed that he had accepted to transport heroin for a man named Tho, but he had not been paid. Quan denied any involvement, saying he was just Tuan's driver. (Source: VnExpress, 13/06/2018)


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