June 30, 2016 – Pictures: 73-Year-Old Australian Grandmother Sentenced To Death In Vietnam For Heroine Drug Trafficking
A Vietnamese court today sentenced an elderly Vietnamese-Australian woman to death for heroin trafficking.
The officials said that Nguyen Thi Huong, 73, left Ho Chi Minh City airport in December 2014 for Australia.
They also found 1.6 kilogrammes of heroin in her luggage disguised as 36 bars of soap.
Huong said at her trial that she accepted the bars in good faith from a woman named Helen while holidaying at the beachside city of Vung Tau in southern Vietnam.
The court did not find any evidence of Helen or the incident described, meanwhile, Huong was sentenced to death.