Two Chinese men convicted of trafficking 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine and precursor chemicals were sentenced yesterday to eight years each by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.
Kor Vandy, the presiding judge, said that Tu Wei Jun, 27, and Lin Zhi Long, 26, were arrested on November 1 of last year in a hotel in Boeung Prolit commune in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district.
“The defendants can [now] file with the Appeal Court,” he said.
Zhi Long pleaded innocent, Pan Sopheap, but the military police officer who conducted the drug bust, disagreed, saying his presence was not simply a coincidence.
The defendants and lawyer couldn’t be reached yesterday.
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