Nigerian Footballer Theophilus Ugwu Sentenced To Death In Vietnam For Smuggling Drugs

23 year old Nigerian Theophilus Ugwu has been sentenced to death in Vietnam for attempting to smuggle drugs from Cambodia to Vietnam.

He was arrested in March last year when he was found transporting 12 bags containing meth from Cambodia to Vietnam in Tay Ninh’s Ben Cau District. The meth weighed around 5.92KG.

Speaking after the arrest he confessed that he came to Cambodia last year February to start his professional footballer career but in March he got close to another African, who promised to help him play for a top club in Cambodia.

The said African gave him a bag to deliver in Vietnam using a route that is less travelled but he was busted by the police and in court he admitted that he got $1,000 to transport the bag but didn’t know that it contained drugs.

Those convicted of possessing or smuggling more than 600 grams of heroin or cocaine or over 2.5 kg of methamphetamine could face capital punishment. Production or sale of 100 grams of heroin or 300 grams of any other illegal substance is also punishable by death.

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