Vietnamese inmate gets second death sentence for heroin trafficking International

By Hai Binh  &nbspMay 31, 2017 | 09:49 am GMT+7 The alleged ringleader Phan Dinh Tuan was escorted by police on Tuesday. Photo by VnExpress/Hai Binh He was found guilty of instructing four men to traffic more than 100 kilos of heroin. All have received death sentences. A court in the central province of Nghe […]

S.African drug smuggler delays potential death sentence in Vietnam with psychiatric test request International

By Hai Duyen  &nbspMay 19, 2017 | 09:15 am GMT+7 The alleged cocaine trafficker claims he has schizophrenia in the face of Vietnam’s tough drug laws. A court in Ho Chi Minh City decided to delay the trial of a South African man charged with drug trafficking on Thursday pending a psychiatric assessment. Coetzee Tyron […]

Salvadoran man indicted by Hanoi court on cocaine smuggling charges International

A man from El Salvador accused of shipping 56 kilograms of cocaine from South America into Vietnam between 2014 and 2015 was officially indicted on Monday in Hanoi, local daily Anninhthudo (Capital Security) reported. Mata Bernal Carlos Rene, 38, was arrested in 2015 at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 following a police investigation. […]

Eight sentenced to death in major Vietnam drug trial International

Eight Vietnamese men were sentenced to death on Thursday for dealing heroin, but their female ringleader was spared by a Hanoi court and received life imprisonment. The trans-national ring, headed by Dang Minh Chau, 44, is believed to have trafficked 420 kilograms of heroin between 2004 and 2015, according to the verdict announced by the Hanoi […]

Vietnamese man faces death over meth trafficking from Laos International

A Ho Chi Minh City court has sentenced a Vietnamese man to death for trafficking over 6 kilograms (13 lbs) of crystal methamphetamine from Laos into Vietnam, while another two men received life sentences for the same offense, the Tuoi Tre (Youth) daily reported. The court on Wednesday found Van Trong Nguyen, 44, guilty of trafficking the […]