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Court sentences two men to 30 in jail over drug trafficking

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:
Two men convicted over a drug trafficking case leave the court during their trail. KT/Siv Channa

Phnom Penh Municipal Court today sentenced a Ghanaian man and a Nigerian man to 30 years in prison after they were found guilty of transporting nearly 300 grams of Ketamine through a post office in Phnom Penh to Australia in 2014.

Presiding Judge Im Vannak identified the accused as Enekanma Eneka Christ, 38, Alhassan Safianu Innocent, 39 and his Cambodian wife Srey Sinath, 37.

Judge Vannak said that the trio was charged with “drug transporting” under article 40 of Cambodian Law on Drugs Control. They were arrested on August 23, 2017 in Phnom Penh.

“Based on evidences that police had seized from Enekanma Eneka and Alhassan Safianu Innocent, the court has found them guilty,” Judge Vannak said.

“Therefore, the court has decided to convict and sentence both of them to 30 years in prison each,” he said, adding that each man was ordered to pay about $10,000 for a state budget.

During their trial last month, Enekanma Eneka and Alhassan Safianu denied the allegations, saying that they knew nothing about the drugs seized at the post office on June 11, 2014.

But Sinath was acquitted after she was found not guilty. She was released today.

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