The People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City handed down jail sentences of between 8-15 years to five men for “attempting to overthrow the people’s administration” under Article 79 of the Penal Code at a first-instance trial held on October 5.
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue held a ceremony on September 20 to confer the noble State-given title of “Heroic Vietnamese Mother” to 21 women whose husbands and children laid down their lives in the struggle for national liberation and protection.
The Hanoi People’s Court on August 28 opened a trial of four former senior members of the Petrovietnam Petrochemical and Textile Fiber JSC (PVTEX) for the charge of “deliberately violating State regulations on economic management causing serious consequences”.
The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on July 25 held a teleconference to discuss the implementation of the Law on Management and Use of Weapons, Explosives and Combat Gears, and review 5 years implementing the Ordinance on Management and Use of Weapons, Explosives and Combat Gears. Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Son chaired the teleconference.
Officials of the central province of Quang Binh and the Lao province of Savannakhet on October 12 agreed to promote cooperation in trade, investment, and tourism, as well as to work closely in educating the two countries’ peoples on their bilateral friendship and special solidarity.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment launched a campaign on October 12, calling for joint efforts in plastic waste prevention nationwide, in response to the 2018 “Make the world cleaner” campaign.
Police in Binh Thuy district, Can Tho city, put a man into temporary detention on October 10 to investigate into the charge of “abusing the rights to freedom and democracy to violate interests of the State, rights and legitimate interests of organisations and individuals” under Article 331 of the 2015 Penal Code.
Police of Quynh Nhai district in the northern mountainous province of Son La on September 28 arrested four men when they were illegally transporting about 54,000 methamphetamine pills to neighbouring Lao Cai province.
Three drug traffickers were arrested in the northern mountainous province of Son La on September 27.
The British Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City on September 27 launched a motorbike safety campaign themed “#KnowSafetyNoAccidents.”
The Investigation Police Agency under the Ministry of Public Security has begun criminal proceedings against the case of violating provisions on the management and use of State assets that causes losses and wastefulness, as well as a number of organisations and individuals in Ho Chi Minh City related to Phan Van Anh Vu (alias Vu Nhom).
The border guard force of central Quang Tri province on August 28 arrested a Lao man carrying 65.800 methamphetamine pills from Laos to Vietnam.
The customs agency at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City has busted a ring trafficking marijuana from the US to Vietnam.
On August 22, the People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City handed out prison sentences ranging from five to 14 years to 12 defendants, all of whom are members of a reactionary organisation.
The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court on August 21 began a trial of 12 defendants for “activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration,” under Article 79 of the 1999 Penal Code.
The People’s Court of the southwestern province of Tay Ninh sentenced two people to life imprisonment for trafficking over 2.9 kg of Methamphetamine from Cambodia to Vietnam at their first instance trial on August 14.
Vietnam has seen an average of 400 human trafficking cases each year, involving around 1,000 victims and 600 traffickers, said an official.
The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court on July 24 resumed the trial on the case of “deliberately violating State regulations on economic management, causing severe consequences” at the Vietnam Construction Bank (VNCB, now Construction Bank).
Police in northern Phu Tho province have asked the provincial People’s Procuracy to prosecute 92 people for involvement in a major online gambling ring.
The People’s Committee of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has made plans to more than double Bao Loc city’s territory so that it can become a primary driver of economic development in the region.