Phnom Penh Municipal Court today convicted two Nigerian nationals for transporting and trafficking more than half a kilogram of crystal meth in the capital last year.
Presiding Judge Leang Samnath sentenced Enekanma Eneka Christ, 38, a tourist, and Alhassan Safianu, 38, a shoe vendor, to four years in jail each and issued a fine of $1,250 for drug trafficking.
“The court has decided to sentence them to four years each in prison,” the judge said.
Judge Samnath said that Mr Christ was arrested at about 3.30 pm on August 23 by the Interior Ministry’s counter terrorism and transnational crime department police officers after he brought a box containing the drugs to a post office in Daun Penh district in order to send it to Australia.
He said that after his arrest, police seized 700 grams of crystal meth from him.
Judge Samnath added that based on Mr Christ’s confession, police in collaboration with the court prosecutor arrested Mr Safianu, who owned the drugs seized, in the evening of August 23 at his rental house in Por Senchey district.
Both men declined to comment on the verdict outside the courtroom.
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