Two Taiwanese men who have been sent to prison for 27 years each for drug offences, failed in an appeal against their convictions on Friday.
The Appeal Court upheld the 2012 decision of the lower court, which had also fined each of the men 80 million riel ($20,000).
“If the suspects are not satisfied with the decision, the suspects can forward the case to the Supreme Court within a month’s time,” said Seng Sivutha, the presiding judge.
Court documents revealed how two packages with the word “golden” written on them had been sent from Taiwan to a private postal company in Cambodia.
The company had become suspicious and contacted the authorities, who found drugs in the packages.
Anti-drug authorities of the Ministry of Interior identified and arrested Tseng Chishen, 35, and Lee Ientun, 35 – both bakers – who lived in a rented room in Toek Laork I, Tuol Kork district, Phnom Penh, in October 2011.
During the operation, the authorities found white methamphetamine powder weighing nearly 350 grams, a small packet of heroin and wrapping materials.