A Nigerian drug baron, Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus, has been convicted and sentenced to death in Vietnam for illegally transporting narcotic substances in the country.

Paulinus, 25 years old, a Nigerian was convicted under clause 4, Article 250 of the 2015  Penal code of the country.

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.

According to his statement to the police, 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 Hochi Minh City for 2,000 USD.

He was paid 650 USD in advance. According to Vietnamnet, after traveling by taxi from Phnom Penh to the border, he crossed over to Vietnam and was arrested by Ben Cau District Police.

Paulinus also confessed to having earlier transported a backpack containing drugs from Cambodia to HCM City, which he delivered to an unknown man.

Source: Photo, Bao ve phap luat


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