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Alleged drug trafficker claims she was tricked

A woman accused of drug trafficking told Municipal Court prosecutors yesterday  she had been duped and was an unwitting drug mule.

Judge Chaing Sinath said  Chi Ba, 42,  had been caught handing a small package of metham­phetamine to a drug addict in Meanchey district last November. But Ba told the court she had been act-ing on the instructions of a man called “Kung” and did not know the package contained drugs.

Kung - who is still at large - had asked her to serve as his courier three times, paying her $2 each time, Ba said.

Her lawyer, Neang Hai, asked the court for a reduced charge of drug distribution, saying: “My client had no intention to distribute drugs.”

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