AGUBA-NDIEZE NA OKIJA ALLEGEDLY SENTENCED TO DEATH IN VIETNAM

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45-Year-Old Ekwegbalu James Nzube, From Okija Anambra State Has Been Sentenced To Death In Vietnam For Drug Trafficking

G14 News Reports that Mr Nzube AKA Agubandieze Okija was apprehended by border guards in Tay Ninh Province while trying to cross illegally into Vietnam last July with about four kilogrammes of meth found inside his rucksack.

A court in the southern Tay Ninh Province of Vietnam on Tuesday sentenced Mr Nzube to death.

Nzube, who was accused of trafficking nearly four kilogrammes of methamphetamine from Cambodia 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.

In March 2020, he came to Ho Chi Minh City before going to Cambodia to fetch the drugs.

He was apprehended by border guards in Tay Ninh Province while trying to cross illegally into Vietnam last July with about four kilogrammes of meth found inside his rucksack.

Vietnam has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. Those convicted of possessing or smuggling more than 600g of heroin or 2.5kg methamphetamine face the death penalty.


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