Australian national Alan Rolf Jensen, also known by his associates as “King Kong”, was sentenced to two years in prison by Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday for distributing drugs to foreigners in the capital last year.
“The court convicted him to two years, but he will only serve one year in prison and pay a 4 million riel fine [about $1,000],” municipal court judge Keo Mony said.
Charged with drug distribution under Article 40 of the Kingdom’s Anti-Drug Law, Jensen, 49, was arrested in December last year in his home in Daun Penh district following a month-long investigation, according to Mony.
Colonel Khen Sovann, deputy commander of Phnom Penh Municipal Military Police, said yesterday that Jensen was in possession of marijuana, methamphetamine and related paraphernalia when he was arrested in December.
Neither Jensen nor his legal defence could be reached for comment yesterday.