VIETNAM: INDONESIAN WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR TRAFFICKING METH
March 12, 2020:
A Tay Ninh Province court on 9 March 2020 sentenced an Indonesian woman to death for trafficking 6.7 kg of methamphetamine over the border from Cambodia. (Sources: e.vnexpress.net, 10/03/2020)
Retty Gunawan, 54, was arrested in July last year after customs officials at the Moc Bai border gate in the southern province checked her luggage on suspicion.
Inside, they found white solid crystals wrapped in nylon and a quick test confirmed it was meth.
Gunawan told the police she had been hired by a compatriot she identified as Monica to carry the drugs from Cambodia to the Philippines and paid $500.
It is not known if the police are looking for Monica.