Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Three traffickers given 20-plus years in prison

Three traffickers given 20-plus years in prison

Three traffickers given 20-plus years in prison

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court had sentenced two Cambodians and a Vietnamese to prison terms ranging from 20 to 30 years on drug-trafficking charges, Judge Kor Vandy said yesterday.

Vietnamese national Danh Yanleang, 35, was sentenced to 30 years in prison and fined 80 million riel; Sok Ly, 32, received 25 years and a 60-million-riel fine; and Tang Bu, 45, received 20 years and a 40-million-riel fine.

The three were arrested last March with 1.2 kilograms of yama in a sting at the Nana Hotel, in the capital’s Phsar Thmey 3 commune, in Daun Penh district. In court, Sok Ly confessed to acting as a delivery person, saying she had been promised $200 but was arrested before being paid.

To contact the reporter on this story: Lieng Sarith at [email protected]

MOST VIEWED

  • Reuters: US Embassy fired 32 staff members for sharing pornography

    The United States Embassy in Phnom Penh has fired 32 non-diplomatic staff members who were allegedly caught exchanging pornographic images and video, including of minors, according to the news agency Reuters. Four sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the content was shared in

  • Our 2018 guide to spending Khmer New Year in Phnom Penh

    Khmer New Year festivities are upon us. For the next few days, travellers will be making their way to their home provinces to eat, celebrate, play traditional games and visit a pagoda with offerings. If you will be staying put in Phnom Penh for the

  • US think tank warns of China's 'ulterior motives'

    A US think tank on Tuesday warned that spreading Chinese investment in the Indo-Pacific follows a pattern of leveraging geopolitical influence at the expense of the nations receiving investment, including Cambodia. The report looks at a sample of 15 Chinese port development projects, noting that the

  • More than three tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia seized in Mozambique

    A total of 3.5 tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia was seized by authorities in Mozambique late last week, according to the NGO Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES' information was based on a report from the