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Malaysian gets 30 months for drug trafficking

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times No Comments Share:
A Malaysian, Toh Kian Khong escorts to Phnom Penh municipal court this morning. KT/Chor Sokunthea

A Malaysian national was today convicted by Phnom Penh Municipal Court and sentenced to two and a half years in prison for trafficking drugs in Chamkarmon district last year.

Judge Nou Veasna said Toh Kian Khong, 37, who was employed by a casino in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet town, was charged with drug use and trafficking.

“The court fines him four million riel [about $1,000] to put in the state budget,” he said.

The judge added Mr Kian Khong was arrested on the evening of August 13, 2017 after police from the Interior Ministry’s anti-drug department raided his rental house in Chamkar Mon district’s Boeung Keng Kang I commune.

He said police seized two packages of dried marijuana weighting 25 grams, two packages of crystal methamphetamine weighing 45 grams, one mobile phone, and other drug-related materials. He tested positive for drug use after a urinalysis, the judge added.

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