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Drug smuggler arrest

Drug smuggler arrest

Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced a Hong Kong resident to 25 years in prison

and a 40 million riel ($9,750) fine for heroin smuggling on January

25.

Chung Kwok Hung, 47, was caught with 3.1 kilograms of heroin strapped

to his legs as he attempted to board a flight to Hong Kong from Phnom Penh

International Airport in May 2005. His lawyer, Kao Soupha, criticized the

proceedings as flawed, and said his client had been detained for almost eight

months prior to the trial, when the law only allows up to six months pretrial

detention.

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