An Australian man convicted of drug trafficking in Vietnam has been sentenced to death by firing squad.
Tony Manh, of New South Wales, was caught trying to smuggle almost a kilo of heroin out of the country on a plane to Sydney.
Security officers at Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City stopped the 40-year-old as he tried to board a flight in March.
He was found guilty after a one-day trial at the city’s People’s Court, and ordered to pay a 40 million dong (AU $3,755) fine.
The official Vietnam News Agency reported Manh had been paid US $10,000 (AU $12,020) to smuggle the drug into Australia.
A spokesman for Australia’s Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City said a representative had attended the court, but refused to comment on the verdict.