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Undercover drug sting case adjourned at court

A case at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court involving an undercover operation in which eight Nigerians and a Cambodian were charged with drug trafficking was adjourned yesterday because of its complexity.

Police investigator Preang Pheap said a one-month investigation led to the arrests on January 8 last year.

An undercover agent who ordered 200 grams of methamphetamine from John Ochi (a tenth suspect still at large) allowed police to capture Morm Vonyong, a Cambodian woman; Tony Mmaduka Chukwuonye and Francis Nnamdi.

“Ochi asked [Chukwuonye] to bring methamphetamine to [Vonyong] … [she] brought the drugs to the police’s secret agent at his house” where, Pheap said, Vonyong was arrested.

Nnamdi met the agent to collect payment at a KFC, and was arrested. Police arrested Chukwuonye at his home and found 509.98 grams of meth.

The six other suspects were arrested at a church frequented by Nnamdi and Chukwuonye, some of whom Pheap said may not be involved.

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