26 June 2019 :
The Hanoi People’s Court sentenced three Vietnamese to death on 25 June 2019 on drugs charges.
It found Vo Van Nam, Ngo Thi Cham and Chu Van Thang guilty of "illegal trading of narcotic substances."
In April last year Nam and Cham asked an unknown woman who lives in Laos to sell them methamphetamine at VND600 million ($25,690) per kilogram.
The woman arranged for two kilograms of the drug to be placed beneath an electric pole on Nguyen Van Cu Street of Hanoi's Long Bien District and for Thang to collect and deliver them to Nam. But Nam only had money for one kilogram and Thang was returning with the rest when he was arrested.