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Swede, girlfriend get 28 years in jail

Swede, girlfriend get 28 years in jail


A Swedish man and his Vietnamese girlfriend were sentenced to serve 28 years in jail each after Phnom Penh Municipal Court found them, and four Cambodian men, guilty of drug trafficking and production on Friday.


Ekenlund Nickie Christopher Cookie, 30, and Chan Thi Ni Han were also handed fines of US$15,000 by judge Sin Visal.

The couple was arrested in June last year at a rental house in Russei Keo district. During a raid there, police seized 241.8 grams of marijuana resin, 222.4 grams of dried marijuana, 209.6 grams of methamphetamines, 297.7 grams of cocaine, 95.8 grams of ecstasy tablets as well as chemical liquids used in drug production

Meas Sophea, Som Borin, Yos Kunthy and Duch Chhorvon, who were arrested on the same day in June during a raid in Daun Penh district, were sentenced to six years in prison apiece, in addition to each paying fines of US$3,500.

Last month during the trial Meas Sophea claimed he was not a drug dealer, but actually an anti-drug police officer.

“I was only the agent of anti-drug police, who sent me to work with groups of drug dealers. I was not a drug trafficker,” he said.


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