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25-Year-Old Nigerian Man Sentenced To Death For Drug Trafficking In Vietnam

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A 25-year-old Nigerian man had been sentenced to death for illegally moving narcotic substances into the country from Cambodia.

The man identified as Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus 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 kilogrammes of methamphetamine.

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Paulinus told 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.

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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