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Vietnam: Chinese drug traffickers condemned to death
Monday 31 May 2010
On May 28 the court reviewed the case of trafficking drugs and money across the border, led by Lu Ming Cheng, 53, a in Ha Long City.
Four other defendants judged in this case are Chan Kwok Kwong, 58, from Hong Kong, Duong Chi Gia, 53, from Macau, Ngan Chi Juen, 63 from Hong Kong and Leong Chi Kai, 63, from Guangdong, China.
According to the indictment, Chinese citizens A Giai and A Tran met with Lu Ming Cheng on April 22, 2008 to hire him to transport two containers of cannabis resin from Pakistan to Vietnam and then on to Canada for HK$1.5 million. Trinh re-hired Leong Chi Kai at a cost of HK$1.2 million to receive the goods in Mong Cai city, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam to transport the drugs to Canada.
On April 25, 2008, Lu Ming Cheng, Ngan Chiu Kuen and Duong Chi Giai flew from Hong Kong to Mong Cai to receive the two containers of cannabis at a Mong Cai-based company named Vu Hai Co., Ltd. However, without documents proving their ownership, they couldn't take the containers.
On May 12, 2008, Lu Ming Cheng, Chan Kwok Kwong, Ngan Chiu Kuen and Leong Chi Kai returned to Vu Hai company and deposited $50,000 to take the two containers, containing nearly 8 tons of cannabis resin, and were arrested.
During two visits to Vietnam, Lu Ming Cheng, Chan Kwok Kwong, and Duong Chi Giai also brought HK$1.1 million and $200,000 into Vietnam without declaring the money to customs.
The court sentenced Lu Minh Cheng, and Duong Chi Giai to death for illegally transporting drugs and money across the border. Ngan Chiu Quen. Chan Kwok Kwong and Leong Chi Kai were sentenced to death for illegally transporting drugs.
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