Vietnamese drug addicts kidnapped
a mute teenager and sold him as dog meat, state media reports.
The Vietnamese eat dogs for luck and health
The Gia Dinh Xa Hoi (Family and Society) newspaper said two addicts took the homeless 13-year-old from a market in Halong city.
They tied up the boy, put him in a sack and sold him to a restaurant for 300,000 dong ($19), the report said.
The restaurateur released the boy, fed him and told the police. No arrests have been made yet, the newspaper said.