Vietnam sentences two to death for trafficking meth

By Phan Anh   April 2, 2021 | 03:29 pm PT
Vietnam sentences two to death for trafficking meth
An Ngoc Ha (L) and Nguyen Duc Tai stand before the An Giang People's Court, April 1, 2021. Photo by Tien Phong Newspaper.
Two men were sentenced to death in An Giang Province for trafficking around 40 kg of meth from Cambodia to Vietnam.

The provincial court on Thursday found An Ngoc Ha, 36, and Nguyen Duc Tai, 21, guilty of illegally transporting narcotic substances.

On May 8, 2020, An Giang border guards found Ha, Tai and another man coming into Vietnam from Cambodia on a boat, carrying black plastic bags, local media reported.

As the guards approached them, the men got on waiting motorbikes and later took a car to the province’s An Phu District.

They got out of the car on reaching a market, leaving the plastic bags behind. Authorities in pursuit managed to capture Ha and Tai, but the third man escaped.

In the car were several plastic bags containing around 40 kg of meth. Ha and Tai admitted to illegally trafficking the drugs for the third man from Cambodia to HCMC.

Vietnam has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. Those convicted of possessing or smuggling more than 600 grams of heroin or over 2.5 kilograms of methamphetamine face death.

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