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Trafficking case heard in capital

Women charged in Phnom Penh Municipal Court with trafficking 400 grams of methamphetamine yesterday told a judge they were users, not dealers.

Three Vietnamese nationals Nguyen Thikuk, 45; Nguyen Thikav, 33; and Tung Thimitak, 26, were arrested in a June 11 police raid of a rental house in Russey Keo district, said Phnom Penh Municipal judge Sous Sam Ath.

In addition to the nine packets of methamphetamine that collectively weighed out to 400 grams, police also confiscated “a drug scale and other related materials”, Sam Ath said.

In court yesterday, Thikuk testified that she was the victim of addiction, rather than a drug supplier.

“I realise that the drugs were seized in my house, but I only bought them for personal use, because I was a drug addict,” Thikuk said.

Thikuk asked the court to drop charges against her so that she could return to her family.

A verdict will be handed down on November 27.

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