NIGERIAN FOOTBALLER BAGS DEATH SENTENCE FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING IN VIETNAM

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A 25-year-old Nigerian man, Theophilus Ugwu was on Tuesday, May 25 ,sentenced to death for smuggling six kilograms of Methamaphetamine from Cambodia to Vietnam.

According to a Local Newspaper, Theophilus Ugwu was charged with illegal traffic of “Narcotic substances” by the People’s Court of Western Province of Tay Ninh, Vietnam.

On March 8, 2020,Police found Ugwu transporting 12 bags containing Meth from Cambodia to Vietnam in Tay Ninhs Cambodia district.

The Meth weighed around 5.92 kilograms. Ugwu said he came from Nigeria to Cambodia in February,2020 as a soccer player, But in March, he became acquinted with another African, who promised to help him play for a famous Cambodian club.

On the day he was caught, the man hired Ugwu to deliver a bag containing the drugs from Minh City (HCMC) Tay Ninh border both HCMC and Phnom Penh.

Ugwu accepted the deal and got $1,000 but was eventually bursted by Police as he tried to smuggle the drugs into Vietnam through less travelled paths. In Court,Ugwu said he did not know the bag contained drugs.

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