Dead penalty sentence for a drug trafficker in Laos

Meng Vang faces a death penalty sentence for drug trafficking.

SUAB HMONG NEWS (11/03/2017) — On November 2, 2017, the Supreme Court of the Vientiane Provincial Court decided a death penalty sentence for the case of Meng Vang, a 29-year-old resident in Vang Vieng district, where police officials detained in 2016 with 165,000 amphetamine tablets and 58 bars of heroines.

Prosecutors said Meng actived as buyer and selling drugs since 2014.  Meng used the money he earned from selling drugs to pay off his sedan car, registration ກສ 9841.  Meng had a connection with a drug trafficker in Thailand while he was at a Hmong New Year in ChaLueng village, city of Hoy Sai in Bokeo province.   The two of them consulted on trading drugs and exchanged contact phone numbers. On May 15, 2016, drugs were transported from Thailand to Meng to sell; 80 heroin bars and 78 amphetamine tablets.   On May 15, 2016 at around 7:00 PM, Lao authority searched Meng’s car and his hotel room and found the drugs.    Lao authority arrested Meng and took him to custody.

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Meng Vang appeared on many of the Hmong music videos in Laos as a singer.