Nigerian man sentenced to death for transporting nearly 4kg of meth

The People’s Court of the southern border province of Tay Ninh on March 2 handed down the death penalty to a Nigerian man for illegally transporting nearly 4kg of meth, in line with the 2015 Criminal Code.

Nigerian man sentenced to death for transporting nearly 4kg of meth hinh anh 1

Ekwegbalu James Nzube at the court (Photo: VNA)

Before the arrest, Ekwegbalu James Nzube, 45, stayed at Hoa Hong Hotel in To Ky street, Trung My Tay ward, District 12, Ho Chi Minh City.

According to the indictment, the man was caught illegally entering Vietnam from Cambodia by border guards at border marker No. 170/3 in Loi Thuan commune, Ben Cau district, Tay Ninh province, at 20:00 on July 30, 2020.

 

Four packages containing nearly 4kg of white crystals, later confirmed as meth, were found in his luggage. James Nzube confessed that he was hired by another Nigerian man, named Johe, with 2,000 USD to transport drug from Cambodia to Vietnam.

James Nzube entered HCM City via Tan Son Nhat airport on March 13, 2020 and stayed at Hoa Hong Hotel./.VNA

Drug crime on the rise as pandemic continues: official

Drug crime on the rise as pandemic continues: official

Major General Nguyen Van Vien, director of the Drug-related Crime Investigation Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security, talks to the Vietnam Government Portal chinhphu.vn about the drug-related crime situation 

 
 

Other News

.
Two people in Thanh Hoa die after getting COVID-19 vaccine
Two people in Thanh Hoa die after getting COVID-19 vaccine
SOCIETYicon  25/11/2021 

Two people in central Thanh Hoa Province died on Wednesday morning after getting the Vero Cell COVID-19 vaccine while three others are being treated at a local hospital, the provincial Department of Health confirmed.

‘Sharing with Teachers’ Program still held despite Covid-19 epidemic
‘Sharing with Teachers’ Program still held despite Covid-19 epidemic
SOCIETYicon  24/11/2021 

After many schedule disturbances, the organizers of ‘Sharing with Teachers’ program 2021 still tried to organize a ceremony to pay gratitude for energetic teachers and those who are teaching in remote and mountainous areas on November 11th.

Vietnam to receive 4.1 million COVID-19 vaccines from the US
Vietnam to receive 4.1 million COVID-19 vaccines from the US
SOCIETYicon  24/11/2021 

The United States is sending a further four million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Vietnam, according to the White House in a statement released on November 23.

HCM City seeks $960 million from Govt for six key projects
HCM City seeks $960 million from Govt for six key projects
SOCIETYicon  24/11/2021 

Ho Chi Minh City has asked the central Government for VND21.7 trillion (US$960 million) for three infrastructure projects and upgrading three hospitals.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES NOVEMBER 24
VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES NOVEMBER 24
SOCIETYicon  24/11/2021 

National Cultural Conference kicks off

Teacher helps F0 students in COVID-19 pandemic
Teacher helps F0 students in COVID-19 pandemic
SOCIETYicon  25/11/2021 

Late one night in August, Nguyen Minh Hoang, a teacher at a secondary school in HCM City, received a message from one of his students.

Labour export companies offer training for recruits who want to work abroad
Labour export companies offer training for recruits who want to work abroad
SOCIETYicon  24/11/2021 

Providing in-person training for people who want to work abroad will help meet the demand for quality workers in labour import markets, experts have said.

Vietnam produces antiviral Molnupiravir for COVID-19 treatment
Vietnam produces antiviral Molnupiravir for COVID-19 treatment
SOCIETYicon  24/11/2021 

Three Vietnamese pharmaceutical companies have drawn up plans are in the process of producing Molnupiravir, an antiviral drug for COVID-19 treatment, according to the Ministry of Health.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES NOVEMBER 23
VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES NOVEMBER 23
SOCIETYicon  23/11/2021 

Prime Minister meets with former Japanese PM

HCM City still struggling with new Covid cases
HCM City still struggling with new Covid cases
FEATUREicon  23/11/2021 

HCM City Healthcare Department’s Chief Secretariat Nguyen Thi Huynh Mai said the increase in number of new Covid cases in recent days is not a sign of a new Covid-19 wave but the public should continue to take preventive health measures.

Doctors warn that Covid patients are abusing medicine meant for severe cases
Doctors warn that Covid patients are abusing medicine meant for severe cases
FEATUREicon  24/11/2021 

The B Medicine Bag, with anti-inflammatory and antibiotic drugs, prescribed for Covid-19 patients with severe symptoms, is being abused by patients with mild symptoms, which may cause serious consequences.

HCM City to spend $1.3b to clear inner-city slums along canals
HCM City to spend $1.3b to clear inner-city slums along canals
SOCIETYicon  23/11/2021 

HCM City authorities will spend more than VND28.4 trillion (US$1.3 billion) to relocate all inner-city slums along its canals as part of its scheme to beautify urban landscapes along canals by 2025, said a city official.

Southern provinces strengthen COVID-19 prevention measures as cases increase
Southern provinces strengthen COVID-19 prevention measures as cases increase
SOCIETYicon  23/11/2021 

Many southern provinces have strengthened COVID-19 prevention measures as the number of locally transmitted cases has increased in the region.

Hanoi's high school students may return to school next month
Hanoi's high school students may return to school next month
SOCIETYicon  23/11/2021 

Given that the COVID-19 vaccination for children goes on at an expected pace, high school students in Hanoi will be allowed to return to school in December.

HCM City recommends 7-day mandatory quarantine for COVID-19 patients
HCM City recommends 7-day mandatory quarantine for COVID-19 patients
SOCIETYicon  23/11/2021 

The HCM City Department of Health has sought permission from the Ministry of Health for a seven-day quarantine period for fully vaccinated and asymptomatic cases with negative COVID-19 test results.

Hanoi starts COVID-19 inoculation for children aged 15-17
Hanoi starts COVID-19 inoculation for children aged 15-17
SOCIETYicon  23/11/2021 

Hanoi began vaccinating children aged 15-17 against COVID-19 from November 23 morning, using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Vietnam railway system needs reform
Vietnam railway system needs reform
FEATUREicon  23/11/2021 

Vietnam’s railways have become out of date after 100 years of use. Developing high-speed railways is a solution that has been discussed for years but no decision has ever been made.

Government invests in 12 more projects along North-South Expressway
Government invests in 12 more projects along North-South Expressway
SOCIETYicon  22/11/2021 

The Government proposed another 12 projects covering 729km of road on the North-South Express, according to the Ministry of Transport.

Hanoi mulls policy over home quarantine of patients
Hanoi mulls policy over home quarantine of patients
FEATUREicon  23/11/2021 

The economy comprises many interwoven chains, and one province applying extreme measures can create a deadlock in the entire region and the country.

First day of commercial operations of Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line after two-week free trial
First day of commercial operations of Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line after two-week free trial
SOCIETYicon  22/11/2021 

Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban rail line in Hanoi, the first metro project to be completed and running in Vietnam, officially began commercial operations on November 21, to a lesser ridership than previous days.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN