Hanoi to execute five drug mules
December 15, 2013 - 10:36:27 am
HANOI: Vietnam sentenced five members of a drug trafficking gang to death and handed another person life imprisonment for smuggling heroin into the country from neighbouring Laos, state media said yesterday.
The six members of the smuggling gang were found guilty of making ten trips to impoverished Laos and trafficking at least 95kgs (209lbs) of heroin into communist Vietnam, the official Thanh Nien newspaper reported.
The leaders of the gang remain at large, the report said, adding the six -- one man and five women -- were put on trial in central Nghe An province on Friday.