Photos: 2 Nigerian Men Sentenced To Life Imprisonment In Cambodia For Ingesting Hard Drugs
Two Nigerian men arrested in Cambodia with 1.27 kilograms of cocaine has been sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday, May 24th, with approximately $10,000 fine.
According to report, Y Rin, a spokesman for the municipal court, disclosed that the sentence for the two men identified as Okafor Ifeanyi Anthony, 42, and Adibe Paschal, 33 was based on Article 40 of the Anti-Drug Law.
“Based on the law, the court allows them to appeal the conviction,” he said.
Okafor and Adibe were arrested in May 2016 for allegedly smuggling 1.27 kilograms in their stomachs from Nigeria to Vietnam via Dubai and then to Cambodia, where they were arrested. Authorities suspected that they were bound for Pattaya in Thailand.
Though one of the men, Paschal denied knowledge of the drugs, he claimed that he had only gotten to know Anthony at the airport, which the latter corroborated.