Nigerian Man Sentenced To Death In Vietnam For Drug Trafficking

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A 25-year-old Nigeria man Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus has been sentenced to death for trafficking three kilogrammes of methamphetamine from Cambodia to Vietnam.

Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus was sentenced in a court in the southwestern province of Tay Ninh on Tuesday, April 13 according to reports.

According to sources, he was arrested on February 19, 2020, in the Ta Pheng area of Thuan Tay hamlet in Loi Thuan commune, Ben Cau district, while illegally transporting the narcotic substances.

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Unachukwu told the police that he arrived in Cambodia in 2019, where he met an African man called Oscar who hired him to transport the drugs from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City for 2,000 USD. He was paid 650 USD in advance.

After travelling by taxi from Phnom Penh to the border, he crossed over into Vietnam and was arrested by Ben Cau district’s police. He also confessed to having earlier transported a backpack containing drugs from Cambodia to HCM City, which he delivered to an unknown man.

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According statistics, Vietnam has one of the world’s toughest drug laws. Those convicted of possessing or smuggling more than 600g of heroin or 2.5kg methamphetamine face the death penalty

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