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Vietnam Sentences Man to Death for $3,500 Cocaine Run

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Hanoi, Vietnam (AP) -- A court in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday sentenced a South African man to death after finding him guilty of trafficking nearly 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds) of cocaine.

The Ho Chi Minh City Law newspaper said Coetzee Tyron Lee was convicted in a half-day trial.