HANOI, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) — The People's Court in Vietnam's northern Bac Ninh province on Wednesday sentenced a local drug lord called Trang A Tang and his eight accomplices to death for drug trafficking.

     After four days of trial, Tang, born in 1982 in northern Son La province, was sentenced to death due to trafficking 1,791 cakes of heroine and 51.5 gram of methamphetamine.

     In addition, his eight partners in crime faced death penalties while three other defendants faced life sentence.

     According to the indictment, Tang headed a ring trafficking narcotics from Laos to Vietnam's northern Son La and Bac Giang provinces for consumption, reported the state-run news agency VNA.

     The indictment said from 2009 to 2013 when Tang was arrested, he had carried out 13 illegal drug trafficking activities, pocketing some 608,500 U.S. dollars.