Ho Chi Minh City ’s People’s Court sentenced De Santos Kevin William, an Australian national, to 15 years in prison on September 10 for illegally transporting drugs.

According to the indictment, De Santos Kevin William, born in 1963, was found carrying drugs at HCM City ’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport whilst checking in for flight AK1453 to Australia on August 9, 2013.

Airport authorities confiscated two plastic packages containing a suspicious white substance which had been tied around De Santo Kevin William’s legs. Tests showed the two packages contained 885.109g of methamphetamine.

De Santos Kevin William confessed he was a methamphetamine user and had been unable to repay 2,000 AUD he owed a man named Benkovick in July 2013. Benkovick put him in touch with an unknown contact who asked De Santos Kevin William to smuggle drugs to Australia from Vietnam , for which he would receive 2,000 AUD.
On August 3, 2013, De Santos Kevin William arrived in Vietnam and collected the drugs destined for Australia two days later.-VNA