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Thai drug smuggler gets death sentence

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HANOI : A Thai drug smuggler has been sentenced to death in Vietnam, state media said yesterday. 

Suracha Chaimongkol was caught by the camera as the Vietnam People's Court judge sentenced her to death for smuggling cocaine from Brazil to Vietnam. She is the second Thai woman on death row for virtually identical crimes. (Photo from VT News, Vietnam)

It is the second such penalty given to a foreigner within a week in the communist country, and the second death sentence handed to a Thai woman in 14 months.

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