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Four drug dealers sentenced to death

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Four drug dealers sentenced to death Article from Vientiane Times
Author: Times Reporter
Published: 04/08/2010

Vientiane, 04 August 2010 - Four drug traffickers have received the death sentence after a Vientiane primary court found them guilty of smuggling more than 2,000 kg of amphetamines (yaba). According to the Public Security Weekly Newspaper, the trail of the accused ran from July 26-30 after the four were arrested by local authorities in February this year attempting to smuggle 2,180 kg of amphetamines through the Nam Oun checkpoint in Kasy district of Vientiane province. They were attempting to transport the drugs from Luang Namtha province to Vientiane. Police also seized five shotguns and ammunition. The court also ruled that property belonging to the offenders be seized, including two houses in Sisattanak district, a petrol tanker, a Land Cruiser car, a pick-up truck and cash of more than 5 million baht and 860,000 kip. The seized weapons are now in police storage and the amphetamines will be destroyed at a suitable time. The four men are Mr Tobee Her, 35, from Luang Prabang province; and Mr Xayvisith, 35; Mr Seng-Athith, 47; and Mr Thongphanh, 32, all from Vientiane.