Two South Koreans were among 18 people sentenced to death on drug smuggling and trafficking charges in Vietnam, state media said.
Four people were sentenced to death in HCMC on Thursday for transporting 12 kg of drugs from Cambodia to Vietnam.
Police have arrested 65 people for smuggling 50kg of drugs – some hidden in toothpaste tubes – into Vietnam.
Four Vietnam Airlines flight attendants have been arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle around 11.4 kilograms of drugs from France through Ho Chi Minh City Airport.
Four female flight attendants of national carrier Vietnam Airlines have been detained as suspects for allegedly carrying 10 kilograms of drugs from Paris to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).
A court in the central Ha Tinh Province has sentenced a Laotian man to death for transporting one kilogram of ketamine and 7,000 amphetamine pills into Vietnam.
With their second test too showing positive for doping, five Vietnamese athletes could lose their medals from last year’s SEA Games in Hanoi and face long bans.
A central Vietnam court handed three death sentences and one life prison term to four men found smuggling six kilograms of meth from Laos.
Three more Vietnamese athletes have tested positive for banned substances, bringing to five the number of Vietnamese athletes failing doping tests at SEA Games 31 hosted by Vietnam.
A man who threw drug-fuelled raves at a psychiatric hospital in Vietnam has been sentenced to death.
Vietnam’s laws on marijuana use are tough on paper, but penalties are often not as harsh as for other illegal drugs.
Three people in the central Nghe An Province were sentenced to death Tuesday for drug smuggling, while one was sentenced for life.
Over 28,500 people in HCMC are drug addicts, a 4.3 percent increase from late 2020, according to the municipal People’s Committee.
Police in Vietnam have prosecuted a deputy health minister over his alleged involvement in a fake medicine trading ring, the country’s security agency said on Thursday.
A Da Nang City court has sentenced to death the kingpin of a gang that smuggled thousands of ecstasy pills into Vietnam last year.
A court in central Vietnam handed out death penalties to three Laotian men for transporting heroin and other narcotics.
A French man in Hanoi was found renting a 3,000-square-meter plot on a Red River islet to grow hundreds of cannabis plants, police stated Tuesday.
A Hanoi man received a death sentence for transporting over 2.5 kilos of ecstasy into the city last year.
Vietnam’s biggest city has become an increasingly important hub for drug smugglers who are resorting to “extremely sophisticated and cunning tricks,” a senior drug crime investigator says.
A HCMC court sentenced six members of a transnational gang to death on Friday for trafficking 100 kg of drugs from Cambodia to Vietnam.
The Ministry of Public Security has said 1,185 “extremely dangerous” drug-related offenders who are wanted by the police are at large.
Methamphetamine – commonly known as crystal meth – addicts are well aware of extremely high dangers of shocks, brain damage or bone depletion. However, they may still burn money for this toxic thing in a secret meth fortress.
Vietnamese authorities have caught a farmer growing over 300 cannabis plants in the middle of his orange grove, which he said were for feeding his chickens, the state media has announced.
A Vietnamese court today sentenced a Malaysian woman to death for transporting 3.3kg of cocaine from Brazil to Vietnam.
A court in the central province of Nghe An on Monday sentenced four men to death for trafficking 28.7 kilograms of methamphetamine from Laos.
A court in southern Vietnam on Friday handed a Singaporean man the death sentence for trafficking nearly ten kilograms of methamphetamine from Cambodia to Vietnam.