Filipino sentenced to death in Vietnam

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Friday, August 29, 2014

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HANOI, Vietnam -- A Filipino was sentenced to death by a court in this foreign city for cocaine trafficking, the state media reported.

According to the Law and Society newspaper, Emmanuel Sillo Camacho, 39, was convicted of trafficking 3.4 kilograms (7.5 pounds) of cocaine from Brazil to Vietnam at a one-day trial Thursday.

Camacho was arrested in December last year when officials at Hanoi's Noi Bai international airport found the drugs in his luggage.

The newspaper quoted Camacho as telling the court that he transported the drug for a Philippine woman living in Brazil who promised to find him a job with monthly salary of up to $1,500 (P65,472) in the South American country.

Vietnam has some of the world's toughest drug laws, where trafficking 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of heroin is punishable by death. (AP)

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