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Two guilty in $41,000 meth sting

Two guilty in $41,000 meth sting

Phnom Penh Municipal Court convicted two men and a woman yesterday for selling crystal meth worth $41,000 to an undercover police officer in the capital’s Dangkor district last year.

Presiding judge Kim Dany said that Bun Ly, 43, and Meas Sam Nang, 46, were both sentenced to 13 years in prison, and Ly Sophal, 45, was sentenced to 12 years. All three were fined 20 million riel ($5,020) each.

Anti-drug police officer 2nd Lieutenant Thun Nary said the three were longtime targets, and that undercover police were finally able to arrest them by negotiating last June’s $41,000 drug deal.

The police seized 750 grams of methamphetamine and two Toyota Camrys from the defendants in the raid.

Bun Ly yesterday said he would appeal the verdict, and maintained that he had been framed.

“[The drugs] belonged to undercover police, who put them in my car in order to accuse me,” he said.

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