He was arrested on February 19, 2020, in the Ta Pheng area of Thuan Tay hamlet in Loi Thuan commune, Ben Cau district, while illegally transporting the narcotic substances.
The People’s Court in the southern province of Tay Ninh, on Tuesday, heard how police and border guard officers caught the Nigerian national red-handed carrying 2.997 kilograms of methamphetamine on February 19, 2020.
Unachukwu told the police that he arrived in Cambodia in 2019, where he met an African man called Oscar who hired him to transport the drugs from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City for 2,000 USD. He was paid 650 USD in advance.
After receiving $650 in advance, he caught a cab from Phnom Penh to the Cambodia-Vietnam border.
He crossed the border illegally before being detected by officers in Ben Cau District, Tay Ninh Province.
The Nigerian added he had successfully transported a backpack containing unknown items from Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City on February 8, 2020.