Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
 -
Vietnam sentences 12 to death for drug trafficking
+ -
17:54, November 30, 2007

 Related News
 Fourteen apprehended in Yunnan China for drug trafficking
 Colombian armed forces seize another drug trafficking submarine
 Police foils drug trafficking scheme in Brazil
 Four men stand trial in east China for cross-border drug trafficking
 Colombia extradites 13 citizens to U.S.
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
A court in Vietnam on Friday sentenced 12 local people to death in the biggest-ever transnational drug trafficking case in the country's northern Quang Ninh province, Vietnam News Agency reported.

At the end of a five-day trial, the People's Court of Quang Ninh also handed down life sentences to eight people and jail terms of combined 156 years and a half to nine others.

The transnational drug trafficking ring led by a Vietnamese man named Can Viet Phuong from northern Ha Tay province traded a total of 144 cakes (50.4 kg) of heroin in the country and China from 2003 to mid-2006 when it was uncovered.

Vietnamese police detected 9,891 cases of drug-related crimes in 2006, down 19 percent from 2005. It, as of late 2006, had a total of 160,226 drug addicts, over 70 percent of whom are in the age bracket of 18-35, according to statistics from the country's Ministry of Public Security.

Under Vietnam's laws, anyone possessing, trading or trafficking heroin of 600 grams or above can be sentenced to death or life in prison.

Source:Xinhua



  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Readers Pick: Similar poses by babies and cats
Yi readies for Yao with win
World celebrities on China's peaceful rise, a harmonious world

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90851/6312941.pdf