Saturday, November 25, 2006

Vietnam: Heroin smugglers sentenced to death

Quang Binh, Vietnam: Four Vietnamese, including two men with British passports, were sentenced to death after a five-day trial this week for smuggling 339 kg of heroin into the country from neighboring Laos. They have 15 days to appeal their convictions.

Vietnam, which has some of the toughest drug laws in the world, imposes the death penalty on anyone caught with more than 600 grams of heroin or 20kg of opium. Source. More on Vietnam here.

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