Ten drug dealers sentenced to death in Vietnam

HANOI: Vietnam He Has Sentenced 10 People To Death For Smuggling Of Methamphetamine, And Ecstasy Throughout The Country By Train, As Reported By State Media On Friday, While The Communist Country Deepens Its Fight Against Drugs.

The Gang Shifted 300 Kilograms (660 Pounds) Of Drugs From Northern Vietnam To The Southern Economic Hub Of Ho Chi Minh City Between 2015 And 2016, According To State-run Media On Friday.

Five Men And Five Women Received The Death Penalty After The Trial This Week In Hanoi, While Two Others Were Condemned To Perpetual Chain.

The Two Ringleaders Were Paid Hundreds Thousands Of Dollars, For Trafficking The Drugs, State-run Vietnam Net News Site Reported.

Court Officials Could Not Be Contacted For Comments On Friday.

The Trial Comes On The Heels Of Several Massive Drug Busts In Vietnam, Which Includes Some Of The World's Toughest Drug Laws.

Any Person Captured With More Than 600 Grams (21 Ounces) Or More Than 2.5 Kilograms Of Weight Can Face The Death Penalty.

Last Week, Police Seized Half A Ton Of Ketamine In Ho Chi Minh City And Arrested Three Taiwanese And One Chinese Citizen In The Bust.

That Bust Was Produced Few Weeks After A Similar Travel Of One Ton Of Crystal Meth - Or" Ice" - And About One Ton Of Ketamine In The City.

Young Vietnam That Are Increasingly Turning To Synthetics Like Ketamine, Ecstasy And Meth.

The Supposed Overdose Of Seven Youths At A Music Festival In Hanoi Last Year Surprised The Conservative Communist Capital.