17 June 2019 :
A court in Lang Son Province in northern Vietnam on 13 June 2019 gave death sentences to two men and a woman for smuggling heroin and synthetic drugs.
The judges found Nguyen Xuan Chi, 46, Le Dinh Tho, 46, and Trieu Thi Van, 49, guilty of trafficking 1,050 grams of heroin and 36,000 pills of synthetic drugs from Lang Son to capital city Hanoi in August 2017.
The police had detected the drugs hidden in boxes of longans when checking a car driven by Tho.
They later arrested Van and Chi. The three were members of a gang that smuggled drugs from Vietnam's Son La Province on the Lao borders to Hanoi en route to China.