A court docket in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Metropolis on Tuesday sentenced a South African man to death after discovering him responsible of trafficking practically 1.5 kilograms (3.Three kilos) of cocaine.
The Ho Chi Minh Metropolis Regulation newspaper mentioned Coetzee Tyron Lee was convicted in a half-day trial.
It mentioned Lee was arrested in June 2016 upon arriving on the metropolis’s Tan Son Nhat worldwide airport after officers discovered the drug in his bag.
Lee instructed investigators that he was employed by a Nigerian man to transport the drug for $3,500 which might be paid after his arrival in Vietnam, it mentioned.
Vietnam has a few of the world’s hardest drug legal guidelines. Trafficking 100 grams or extra of heroin or cocaine is punishable by death.