Cambodia Interior Ministry’s Anti-Drug Department report on Sunday stated that authorities have arrested two Nigerian men for allegedly smuggling one kilo of cocaine into Cambodia from Colombia. Cambodian anti-drug police officers on Thursday in Phnom Penh on Thursday caught Okoro Chukwuka Boniface, 28, and Obiora Dozie Frank, 33, after they imported the illicit drug from Colombia, the report said.
It added that the suspects hid the drug in a box of fake jewelry and sent it to Cambodia via DHL shipping company.
“Some 189 packs of cocaine totally weighing 1 kilogram were confiscated from the two suspects,” the report said.
Cambodia has no death sentence, under its law, a person who traffics more than 80 grams of drug will face life imprisonment. These two face mandatory life imprisonment if convicted for 1 Kilogram of cocaine under Cambodian law.