Vietnamese, Scot jailed in Hanoi on drug offences hinh anh 1Two men at the court (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Hanoi City People’s Court on August 3 handed down jail sentences to a Vietnamese and a Scot on charges of trafficking drugs.

The two men are Nguyen Duc Manh, 35, a resident of Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem district, who was jailed for 18 years, and Andrew Eachan Alexander, 26, who was sentenced to two years.

The Scot will be deported from Vietnam upon completing his sentence.

Manh ran an eatery in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and knew many foreigners looking for drugs.

On December 23, Hanoi police arrested Andrew, a customer of Manh, with two bags of marijuana and three ecstasy pills. He said he had bought drugs from Manh many times and had sold them to others.

Manh was charged with trafficking 232 grams of meth and nearly two grams of ketamine, while Andrew was involved in trading 1.424 grams of ecstasy and meth and 5 grams of marijuana./.