Frenchman gets 18 years in Vietnam

26th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

HANOI, April 26, 2007 (AFP) - A French national of Vietnamese origin has been jailed for 18 years in Vietnam for trafficking narcotics, state media said Thursday.

HANOI, April 26, 2007 (AFP) - A French national of Vietnamese origin has been jailed for 18 years in Vietnam for trafficking narcotics, state media said Thursday.

The people's court of Ho Chi Minh City handed 53-year-old David Dang the sentence for bringing more than one kilo (2.2 pounds) of drugs in from Laos, the communist party's Nhan Dan newspaper said.

Vietnam News Agency said the man, whose Vietnamese name is Dang Van Tam, had sent in some drugs as pharmaceutical products for a humanitarian aid organisation in 2002 and 2003.

His two local accomplices, who were medical staff of central Khanh Hoa province, were jailed for three and four years, the paper said.


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