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Australian man jailed for drug trafficking

Update: September, 11/2014 - 08:06
De Santos Kevin William. — Photo thanhnien

HCM CITY (VNS) — An Australian man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug trafficking by the HCM City People's Court yesterday.

De Santos Kevin William, 51, was caught hiding over 885g of synthetic drugs on his leg in route to his Australia-bound flight at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport on August 9, 2013.

Initial investigations revealed that he was a drug addict and came to Viet Nam to transport drugs back to Australia so as to make money to pay off debts.

He arrived in Viet Nam on August 3, 2013, got the drug from a man named Black Duck just two days later and then headed to his departure gate all within a week. — VNS

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