15 December 2017 :
The Hanoi People’s Court has sentenced three people to death for drug trafficking and transportation.
Nguyen Van Hoang, 41, a resident of Hanoi’s Hai Ba Trung district’s Thanh Nhan ward, was handed the death sentence on December 12 for drug trafficking.
According to the indictment, on June 27, police caught Nguyen Van Hoang while he was on his way to sell heroin in Hoang Mai district. Hoang was found to have more than 9g of heroin in his possession.
The police also seized over 720g of heroin while searching his house.
In another case, Bo Thi Kim Thoa, 27, and Vu Ngoc Hoang, 24, from Hung Yen province, also received death sentences for illegally transporting the drugs.
Hoang and Thoa illegally transported more than 7,405g of synthetic drugs, the court said.