Two Vietnamese men have been sentenced to death in Hanoi People’s Court after being convicted of hosting sex and drug-fuelled parties at a psychiatric hospital.
39-year-old Nguyen Xuan Quy and his accomplice, Nguyen Van Ngoc, reportedly hosted parties out of Quy’s room in a psychiatric hospital, inviting patients and staff members and providing MDMA, ketamine and methamphetamines to attendees.
Quy and Ngoc were sentenced to death by the Hanoi People’s Court on August 31st for “storing, facilitating, using and selling over 15 kilograms of drugs” at the National Mental Hospital.
According to local reports, Quy had free reign of the hospital. Investigators found administrators allowed him to convert a treatment room into a “rave den” kitted out with strobe lights, DJ equipment, speakers and soundproofing materials.
As reported by VICE, Quy was admitted to the hospital in 2018 with a history of mental illness. To smuggle drugs into the clinic, he reportedly bribed a former department head, Do Thi Luu, with a monthly payout of roughly $426.21. Luu, who denied involvement in the operation, was sentenced to three years enprisonment for abuse of power.
On top of the parties hosted by Quy and Ngoc, the former allegedly supplied drugs to recovering addicts in the hospital and had them sell the substances to people outside of the institution.