VIETNAM: SINGAPORE MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR TRAFFICKING HEROIN
April 29, 2016: A court in Ho Chi Minh City sentenced a Singaporean man to death for trafficking 2.5 kilograms of heroin.
Lee Loke Dah, 40, was arrested at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in December 2014 with a plastic bag containing thousands of capsules.Â Further tests confirmed that the drug was heroin.Â
The man, who had entered the country four days earlier, told investigators that he stole the bag from a stranger in a hotel in District 5 and that he was not aware of the drug.Â
Prosecutors rejected these claims. The court found him guilty of drug trafficking.Â (Sources: Thanh Nien News, 30/04/2016)