The Cambodia’s Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday sentenced two Nigerians to 30 years in prison each for selling 1.5 kilogrammes of methamphetamine to an undercover police officer.
Presiding Judge Sin Sovannaroath identified the two Nigerians as Coteh Abul, 38; and Ogadimma Igwelin, 30.
Judge Sovannaroath said that they were all charged with “drug possession and trafficking” under article 40 of Laws on Drug Control.
“The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has decided to sentence both the accused to 30 years in prison after they were found guilty of committing the offence and ordered to pay $15,000 in fines each to be put in the national budget,” he added.
They were arrested on October 7 last year by police from the Anti-Drug Department in the Ministry of Interior at a karaoke bar in Chom Chao III commune, after they were caught red-handed selling drugs to an undercover policeman.
Judge Sovannaroath said the police seized three packages of methamphetamine, known in Nigeria as Mkpurummiri, weighing a total of 1.5 kilogrammes from them.