Nguyen's family to bring his body home

The family of hanged drug smuggler Nguyen Tuong Van will bring his body home from &to=' target=_blank>Singapore on Saturday.

The former Melbourne salesman's mother, Kim Nguyen, and brother Khoa, along with lawyer Lex Lasry, will leave the Asian city-state after Nguyen was executed in Changi Prison at 6am Singapore time (0900 AEDT) on Friday.

Nguyen's funeral will be held at St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne on Wednesday with long-time family friend Father Peter Hansen presiding over the bilingual requiem mass.

Nguyen himself helped plan his funeral before he was executed. His other lawyer, Julian McMahon, was due to arrive in Melbourne early on Saturday after leaving Singapore on Friday night.

He was accompanied to Changi Airport by Nguyen's close friends, Kelly Ng and Bronwyn Lew, who remained in Singapore on Friday night, reports The Age.

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