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Drug traffickers hit with prison sentences

Drug traffickers hit with prison sentences

Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday sentenced five small-time drug traffickers to prison terms ranging from two and a half years to 10 months, and acquitted another defendant.

According to Judge Chea Sok Heang, dealers Thoeung Pheareak, 28, and Chea Proem Prey, 31, were sentenced to two years and six months each; Chan Reaksmey, 28, to two years; You Mary, 26, to two years, with one year suspended; and Vichetre Srey Pov, 20, to two years, with 14 months suspended.

The six were arrested last June with methamphetamine weighing a total of 7.72 grams, police said.

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