A 25-year-old Nigerian, Chiluba Paulinus Unachukwu, has been sentenced to death by the People’s Court of the South Western province of Tay Ninh, Vietnam on Tuesday, April 13, for illegally transporting narcotic substances into the country from Cambodia.

Unachukwu was arrested on February 19, 2020, in the Ta Pheng area of Thuan Tay hamlet, in Loi Thuan commune, Ben Cau district, while transporting nearly 3 three kilogrammes of methamphetamine.

On interrogation, he 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 traveling 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.

The court’s decision was based on Clause 4 in Article 250 of the 2015 Penal Code, the local media reports.


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