The Binh Duong province People's Court on April 3 sentenced Le Van Kiem, 33, and his brother Le Van Hanh, 41, to death for trading and storing 210 kilos of heroin.

Their accomplices: Ngo Thi My Van, 51, received a life sentence, while Dang Thi Thanh, 29, was sentenced to 23 years of imprisonment and Le Van Nhat, 20, got three and a half years in prison.

In 2012, Le Van Kiem had asked his brother Le Van Hanh, to trade heroin from the central province of Nghe An to the southern provinces. Hanh had searched for heroin sources in Nghe An province and had then been sent to southern Binh Duong province. Kiem had sold the heroin in cities and provinces near Binh Duong province.

Kiem and Hanh sold every 350 grams of heroin for 200 to 208 million VND (9,500 to 9,900 USD).

From the end of 2012 to August 2013, Kiem and Hanh had sold as many as 210 kilos of heroin.

The ring was busted in August 2013, while Ngo Thi My Van was caught transporting 700 grams of heroin in Binh Duong province for sale.-VNA