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Unformatted text preview: s Justice/Fairness s Order/Stability s Influencing Conduct s Honoring Expectations s Assisting Compromises s Promoting Equality Nguyen Tuong Van A connecting flight to Prison and . A 22-year-old Australian of Vietnamese descent, Nguyen was on his first trip overseas from Australia since immigrating from Thailand as a child. After a flight from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nguyen was at Singapores Changi International Airport awaiting a connecting flight to Melbourne, Australia. When attempting to board his flight, Nguyens metal-rimmed sunglasses triggered a metal detector and two packets of heroin from Cambodia were found, one strapped to his body and another inside his hand luggage. Police alleged that Nguyen was in possession of 396.2 grams of heroin, worth over a million dollars and over 25 times the amount of 15 grams that MANDATES a death sentence under Singapores Misuse of Drugs Act. (Prosecutors said that this amount of pure heroin is enough for more than 26,000 heroin doses.) Nguyen claimed that he was only carrying the drugs in a bid...
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- Spring '08