Phnom Penh: One in three Vietnamese women (two Chinese men) was sentenced by the Supreme Court yesterday. Life imprisonment after trial on September 2 in connection with a case of trafficking more than 3 kg of drugs in Sangkat Boeung Reang, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh last 2016.
Speaking at the announcement of the verdict in front of the accused woman standing in the circle of the courtroom, Judge Soeung Panhavuth said that the accused woman Nguyen Thi Van, 32, a Vietnamese national, was charged with drug trafficking. During the hearing on September 2, the woman testified that she only accepted 62.4 grams of methamphetamine.
The other 3 kilograms belong to his girlfriend.
He said that the lawyer for the accused woman argued on the day of the trial that when the police arrested her client, the police found Only 62.4 grams of drugs.
Therefore, the lawyer asked the Supreme Court to sentence only 62.4 grams of drugs. However, the Trial Chamber found the lawyer's request to be the same as the Court of Appeal.
"This crime represents a networked connection in the form of a trafficking crime," he said. Therefore, the Supreme Court ruled by the decision of the Court of Appeal.
According to the Supreme Court records, at more than 7 am on August 3, 2016, the police of the Anti-Drug Department used the contact method He bought drugs from a woman named Nguyen Thi Van and arrested her and proceeded to check house 69 on the third floor of the commune. Boeung Reang, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh.
According to the same record, during a search of the house, the police arrested a Chinese man named Van Chung Ho, while another Chinese man named Ker Kue escaped. . However, 3,033.82 grams of methamphetamine, 249.98 grams of ecstasy and 241 heroin were found. 64 grams, the total of the three drugs weighs 3,525.44 grams.
In addition, the police found a device for making drugs and a bottle for smoking drugs, and built a case and who He was arrested and taken to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has convicted a Vietnamese woman, Nguyen Thi Van, and a Chinese man, Van Chung Ho, in absentia. On December 27, 2017, Ker Ker was sentenced to life imprisonment and fined 50 million Riels each to the state budget. Order to the authorities to arrest and imprison Ker Ker.
However, only one woman, Nguyen Thi Van, did not agree with the sentence and appealed, but was sentenced to one year in prison. Same life on September 20, 2019.