13 June 2019 :
A central Vietnam court has sentenced two men to death for trafficking meth and heroin from Laos to Vietnam.
Tran Xuan Thanh, 31, and Vo Quoc Duong, 42, were caught carrying 32 kilos of methamphetamine and 10 packs of heroin, each weighing around 350 grams, from Laos to Vietnam via the border in Ha Tinh Province last October.
Thanh got the drugs from a Lao woman and agreed to take it over the border for VND50 million ($2,100).
Thanh and Duong got caught when entering Vietnam in Cam Xuyen District in a bus registered with a Lao plate.