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Nigerian Man Sentenced To Death For Drug Trafficking in Vietnam

Nigerian man, Theophelus Ugwu has been sentenced to death in Vietnam for drug trafficking on Tuesday, May 25.

The 23-year-old was nabbed for trafficking about six kilos of methamphetamine valued at around N413k from Cambodia to the Asian country.

He was caught by the police on March 8, 2020, illegally transporting 12 bags of narcotic substances and a little over a year later, the People’s Court of Western province of Tay Ninh sentenced him.

Ugwu was said to have arrived in Cambodia in February 2020 as a soccer player and met a fellow African who promised to help him play for one of the famous clubs in the country.

He was contacted to deliver a package from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) on the day he was caught.

Having accepted the deal that earned him $1,000, he was eventually bursted by police as he tried to traffic the drugs into Vietnam through less-travelled paths.

However, he was said to have claimed he did not know the bag contained drugs while he was in court.

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