Teenager’s drug charge re­duced by Ap­peal Court

The Phnom Penh Post - - NATIONAL -

THE Ap­peal Court on Thursday sus­pended three years of a 17-year-old girl’s five-year prison term for traf­fick­ing 101.9g of metham­phetamine. Pre­sid­ing Judge Kim Dany de­cided the girl should serve only two years in prison but up­held Ban­teay Meanchey pro­vin­cial court’s ini­tial ver­dict that she should pay an eight mil­lion riel ($2,000) fine. “The court al­lows you to serve only two years in prison be­cause at the time you were still a mi­nor, so you should serve half the adult pun­ish­ment,” he said. The case re­lates to an in­ci­dent in Poipet city on Septem­ber 30, 2017, when the girl’s broth­erin-law Hen Khun, 40, or­dered her to de­liver a purse to an­other woman.

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