Singapore man caught with drugs at Vietnam-Cambodia border

A 39-year-old Singaporean man was arrested last Saturday at the border of Vietnam and Cambodia for allegedly transporting 10kg of crystal meth, also known as Ice.

Cher Wei Han and Vietnamese Duong Hung Tam, 36, were detained by Vietnam's border defence force in the southern province of Tay Ninh, reported the Vietnam News Agency.

According to local media, the pair were in a Toyota Corolla Altis when they were stopped by border guards. The drugs, worth about US$3,400 (S$4,600), were found during a search of their vehicle.

Under Vietnamese law, those convicted of smuggling over 600g of heroin or more than 2.5kg of methamphetamine may face the death penalty. Those who make or trade at least 100g of heroin or 300g of other illegal drugs could also be sentenced to death.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 02, 2019, with the headline 'Singapore man caught with drugs at Vietnam-Cambodia border'. Print Edition | Subscribe