Nigerian sentenced to 27 years imprisonment in Cambodia

By 07:15 Thu, 29 May 2014 Comments

23 year old Precious Chineme

Nwoko (pictured above) has been

sentenced to 27 years

imprisonment by a Cambodian

Court for drug trafficking in


Police sources say Nwoko was a

ringleader in a heroin smuggling

cartel in Cambodia. He was

arrested last month for handing

a backpack containing 2.2 kilos

(4.8 pounds) of heroin to two

women, 41year old Australian

Yoshe Ann Taylor and 19 year old

French Charlene Savarino, for

onward transportation to an

unidentified man in Australia.

Both women were however

caught and arrested.

At their trial last month, it was

discovered that 19 year old

Savarino was Nwoko's girlfriend

and they worked closely in

smuggling heroin. 41 year old

Taylor had also previously helped

to smuggle heroin using the


Judge Kor Vandy at Phnom Penh

Municipal Court who presided

over their case today said Nwoko

and the two women were guilty

of 'cross-border smuggling of

illegal drugs and thereafter

sentenced Nwoko's 19year old

girlfriend Savarino to 25 years in

jail, while 41 year old Taylor was

handed 23 years. They all denied

the drug belonged to them.

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