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.