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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam sentences 30 to death from smuggling drugs from Laos

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 11:39pm by AFP

    ... the judge added. The trial lasted 17 days. Investigators said the defendants belonged to four international smuggling rings responsible for trafficking heroin and other drugs from neighbouring Laos ... region, which borders China and Laos, is poor and populated by ethnic minority groups. There have been previous smuggling cases in the area, which is far from the control of Hanoi. One ...

  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam arrests two Australians for heroin smuggling

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 03:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Vietnam has arrested two Australian citizens for heroin smuggling, police said on Wednesday, a crime punishable by death in the communist state. The pair, who ... reported. The Australian embassy in Hanoi did not respond to a request for comment. Vietnam takes a hardline on drugs and anyone found guilty of attempting to smuggle more than 600 grams of heroin ...

  3. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnamese prison vows to punish inmate for Facebook drug photos

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Inmate's Facebook drug photos rile authorities Vietnamese authorities have vowed to "seriously punish" a prisoner caught posting photographs of drugs alongside status updates on Facebook from a smartphone smuggled into jail. Nguyen Duc Hung, jailed on drugs charges, last week posted photographs of himself in a black and white striped ...

  4. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Viets’ love for ‘little tiger’ has pet owners in fear of the cat snatchers

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... and it is rare to see felines roaming the streets- most pet owners keep them indoors or tied up, fearing cat thieves. Such is the demand that cats are smuggled across the border from Thailand and Laos. ...

  5. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam hands 5 heroin traffickers death penalty

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 03:33pm by Agence France Presse in Hanoi

    ... Agence France Presse in Hanoi Vietnam sentenced five members of a drug trafficking gang to death and handed another person life imprisonment for smuggling heroin into the country from neighbouring Laos, state media said on Saturday. The six members of the smuggling gang were found guilty of making ten trips to impoverished Laos and trafficking at least 95 kilos (209 pounds) ...

  6. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    ‘It’s sweeter and tenderer than dog meat’: Vietnam’s taste for cat leaves pets in peril

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:50am

    ... indoors or tied up out of fear of cat thieves. Such is the demand from restaurants that cats are sometimes smuggled across the border from Thailand and Laos. Dung said that he had never had ...

  7. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Two foreign drug smugglers face Vietnam death penalty

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 04:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Thai woman and Nigerian man given death sentence after smuggling drugs A Thai drug smuggler has been sentenced to death in Vietnam, state media said ... in the southern business hub for smuggling 3.4 kilograms of methamphetamines from Qatar to Vietnam. Vietnam takes a hardline on drugs and anyone found guilty of attempting to smuggle more than 100 grams ...

  8. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Hanoi bans China poultry after new bird flu strain deaths

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 06:21pm by AFP

    ... and smuggled across the 1,350 kilometre land border – is commonly found in Vietnam’s markets. Thousands of live chicks and tonnes of chicken from China have been confiscated by Vietnamese border ...



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