Cambodia upholds drug sentences for 3 foreigners

2016-12-06 18:44
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Phnom Penh - A Cambodian appeals court has upheld the prison terms of a French woman, an Australian woman and a Nigerian man for trying to smuggle heroin to Australia.

Judge Pol Sam Ouen said on Tuesday that the sentences given by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in May 2014 to then-19-year-old French woman Charlene Savarino, 41-year-old Ann Yoshe Taylor of Australia and 23-year-old Precious Chneme Nwoko of Nigeria accorded with the law.

The lower court had sentenced Savarino to 25 years in prison, Taylor to 23 years and Nwoko to 27 years.

Savarino and Taylor were arrested together in September 2013 at Phnom Penh International Airport after police found 2.2kg of heroin in Taylor's luggage as they prepared to fly to Australia.

Nwoko, Savarino's boyfriend, was believed to have masterminded the smuggling.

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