A 45-year-old Nigerian man, Ekwegbalu James Nzube, has been sentenced to death by a court in the southern Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam, for trafficking nearly four kilograms of methamphetamine from Cambodia.
Nzube, who was convicted on Tuesday, March 2, said he got acquainted with another Nigerian, Jone, in China in 2014, and the latter had hired him to transport drugs from Cambodia to Vietnam.
VN Express reports that in March he came to Ho Chi Minh City before going to Cambodia to fetch the drugs for which he was paid $2,000. But while illegally crossing the border into Vietnam last July he was caught by border guards in Tay Ninh Province. In his rucksack they found four plastic bags with nearly four kg of meth.