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Drug dealers earn two years each for meth

Two Cambodian-Vietnamese men were each sentenced to two years in prison by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday for selling more than 300 grams of metham­phetamine to undercover police officers last year.

Presiding judge Lip Lipmeng said that defendants Keo Vuththoeun, 31, known by customers and cops as the “man with a thousand arms”, and Prak Chamroeun, 36, were found guilty on charges of drug trafficking and unauthorised use of a weapon.

Anti-drug police officer Keo Sarith said the two men were arrested in a sting in the capital’s Cham­karmon district in May 2014.

As the two were selling an undercover officer meth, police rushed into their rental home, seizing 303 grams of the drug and a pistol.

He added that Vuththoeun had done time before on an attempted murder charge.

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