A court in the southern Tay Ninh Province of Vietnam on Tuesday, March 2, hands a 45-year-old Nigerian man a death sentence for trafficking nearly four kilograms of methamphetamine from Cambodia.
The Nigerian national identified as Ekwegbalu James Nzube stated that he got acquainted with another Nigerian, Jone, in China in 2014, and the latter had hired him to transport drugs from Cambodia to Vietnam.
Back in March, he arrived Ho Chi Minh City before going to Cambodia to fetch the drugs for which he was paid $2,000.
But while illegally attempting to cross the border into Vietnam last July he was arrested by border guards in Tay Ninh Province. In his rucksack they found four plastic bags with nearly four kg of meth.
Vietnam has one of the world’s toughest drug laws. Those convicted of possessing or smuggling more than 600 g of heroin or 2.5kg methamphetamine face death sentence.