Nine sentenced to death in Vietnam for dealing methamphetamine and heroin

Nine drug smugglers were sentenced to death in Vietnam on Friday for selling methamphetamine and heroin in a country with some of the toughest drug laws in the world. Heroin has long been the drug of choice among users in Vietnam, mostly older men, but synthetic drugs use is on the rise especially among a growing class of hard-partying youth. The sentences handed down on Friday were among the toughest in years and came after a long trial in northern Ha Nam province. The ring…