Court slams death sentence on 25-year-old Nigerian for drug trafficking in Vietnam


A 25-year-old Nigerian identified as Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus has been sentenced to death by a court in Vietnam after he was nabbed for illegally transporting narcotic substances into the country from Cambodia.


On Tuesday, April 13, the People’s Court of the southwestern province of Tay Ninh, Vietnam slammed the death sentence on Paulinus was arrested on February 19, 2020, in the Ta Pheng area of Thuan Tay hamlet in Loi Thuan commune, Ben Cau district.

In his confessional statement, Paulinus who was arrested while transporting nearly three kilogrammes of methamphetamine told police that he arrived in Cambodia in 2019.

He added that on his arrival, 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.


Local media reported that the decision to slam the death sentence on Paulinus who was arrested by Ben Cau district’s police was based on Clause 4 in Article 250 of the 2015 Penal Code, the local media reported.


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