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Drug mule admits $30,000 cocaine run

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:
The accused, David Noel Catry brought to the court today. DAP News

A 34-year-old Belgian man today admitted bringing more than a kilo of cocaine into Cambodia.

David Noel Catry made the admission in Phnom Penh Municipal Court where he went for on trial for transporting drugs and trafficking.

Presiding Judge Meng Tony said Mr Catry was arrested on January 10 by officers from Interior Ministry anti-drug police in collaboration with customs and excise and immigration police based at Phnom Penh International Airport.

Court deputy prosecutor said Mr Catry was stopped after he arrived from Brazil.​

“He was arrested after police inspected his  suitcase and found the drugs hidden inside it,” he said. .

​“After inspecting his suitcase, police seized 1003.24 grams of  cocaine which were wrapped in plastic and put at the bottom of his suitcase.”

In court, Mr Catry confessed that he had been offered $30,000 by  a Brazilian man named Tang Guise to bring the cocaine from Brazil to give to an unidentified Nigerian man in Cambodia.

Full story on Tuesday’s paper

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