Four people have been arrested in Thua Thien-Hue Province while 6 have been sentenced to death in Hoa Binh Province for drug trafficking.
Synthetic drug tablets (For illustration only)
25-year-old Nguyen Thi Phi Phi, a resident of Hue City, was arrested yesterday after the police caught her carrying 4 kg of drug from Laos to the city.
From Phi’s testimonies, the police later captured her husband, 27-year-old Au Van Duc, and his accomplices, 30-year-old Truong Ngoc and 37-year-old Le Duc Duy.
Phi and Duc told the police that their ring had been trafficking drugs from Laos to Thua Thien-Hue ten times and sold them to many people in Hue.
Also yesterday the Hoa Binh Province People’s Court opened a trial for a heroin trafficking ring of 21 members, of whom 6 were given the death sentence. These 6 are Tran Le Quang, Ha Ngoc Luong, Dinh Van Tu, Ha Van Toc, Kha Van Thanh and Pham Anh Tuan.
Four members of the ring were sentenced to life imprisonment and the rest received from 1 to 12 years in prison.
In September 2009, Quang and Luong were caught carrying 5 packets of heroin from Son La Province to Hanoi. From their confession, the police later arrested the other members.
The convicted confessed that they had trafficked 94 packets of heroin and a large number of synthetic drug tablets from 2007 to September 2009.
Their operations covered many provinces and cities, including Hanoi, Hai Phong, Nam Dinh, Son La, Hoa Binh, Lang Son and Quang Ninh.