Ekwegbalu James Nzube, 45, was caught red handed by border guards at 08.00pm on July 20, 2020 while illegally crossing the border from Cambodia into Vietnam.
Searching his rucksack, the border guards found James Nzube was carrying 4 plastic bags containing white solid crystal substance, weighing more than 3.9kg, which was then identified as methamphetamine.
James Nzube admitted that he got acquainted with a man of Nigerian nationality named Jone in Guangdong (China) in 2014 when he traded in clothing in China. Johe transferred money and goods from China to Nigeria, and he often came to Nzube’s to carry out transactions.
Jone asked James Nzube to transport drugs from Cambodia to Vietnam in exchange for money, and the proposal was accepted.
On March 13, 2020 James Nzube entered Vietnam via Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, and then rented a room at Hoa Hong Hotel to stay. Jone later hired James Nzube to go to Cambodia and transport drugs to Vietnam for US$2,000.
He was then caught red handed transporting drugs from Cambodia to Vietnam by Vietnamese border guards stationed at Moc Bai International Border Gate.