A court in central Vietnam on Friday sentenced a monk to one year imprisonment for organizing gambling in a pagoda in March.
Ho Sy Quynh, who stayed at the Tan Thai pagoda in Da Nang City, was caught red-handed gambling with four others, including two monks from other pagodas and two local men, on March 12.
The police seized VND14 million at the scene.
The court of Da Nang also sentenced the other four to a six-month probation each.
Quynh, 27, was convicted of drug trading in 2011 and served three years in prison. He was released last year and became a monk at the Tan Thai pagoda.