The male inmate, 27 year old Nguyen Tuan Hung, reportedly gave her the bags in the Quang Ninh province jail sometime in August 2015. Four guards at the northern Vietnam prison have been suspended for negligence for allowing this miscarriage of justice to take place.
Nguyen was sentenced to death in 2014 after being charged with drug trafficking in 2012. A court rejected her appeal the same year. She is now expected to give birth in about two months. Under Vietnamese law, Nguyen will have her death sentence commuted to life imprisonment for having a child under 3 years of age.