Three defendants (standing) at the first instance trial (Photo: VNA)

Tay Ninh (VNA) –
The People’s Court of the southwestern province of Tay Ninh sentenced two people to life imprisonment for trafficking over 2.9 kg of Methamphetamine from Cambodia to Vietnam at their first instance trial on August 14.

The defendants are Dinh Van Hung (born in 1984) and Tran Thi Hong (born in 1979), both from the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap.

Another man, Nguyen Van Duong (born in 1987) from the southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, was also sentenced to 20 years in jail.

According to the verdict, on January 10, 2018, Hung was hired by a Cambodian woman to transport illegal drugs from Cambodia to Vietnam.

He was arrested by border guards from Moc Bai international border gate the same day while trying to pass the Nam Hiep Thanh border gate in Tay Ninh province.

He cooperated with the border guards and police from Tay Ninh, who managed to seize Hong and Duong in Ho Chi Minh City the same day. –VNA