16/09/2014 16:34 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Legal proceedings against drug trafficker in Quang Ninh

Hanoi, September 16 (VNA) – Authorised offices have started legal proceedings against a man involved in drug trafficking from to Vietnam to China, according to the Mong Cai international border gate in northern Quang Ninh province.

Tran Van Truong, born in 1975, was arrested with six cakes of heroin (equivalent to about 2kg) on September 12 in the border area in Ka Long district, Mong Cai city.

Truong, who resides in Thanh Thuy commune, Thanh Chuong district, central Nghe An province, confessed that he was hired to transport the drug and received 1 million VND (470 USD) in advance.

Truong is a drug addict and has a previous conviction on illegal drug keeping and using.

On September 15 in Nghe An province, the provincial People’s Court sentenced three people on charges of drug trafficking from Laos to Vietnam.

Nguyen Thanh Tam, born in 1971, was sentenced to prison for life, while Luong Thi Huong, born in 1990, and Tran Huu Tuyen, born in 1979, received sentences of 18 years and 20 years behind bars, respectively.

According to the indictment, Tran Huu Tuyen was caught on with three cakes of heroin (equivalent to 1kg) on November 21, 2013 in Chau Tien, Quy Chau district, Nghe An province. Tuyen confessed that he was transporting the drug, worth 15,300 USD, to Vinh city on Nguyen Thanh Tam’s orders.

Luong Thi Huong acted as an interpreter between Nguyen Thanh Tam and Lao dealers. For each successful transaction, Huong was paid 100 USD.