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Cambodian court sentences Filipino woman to 15 years in jail for drug trafficking

PHNOM PENH, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) — The Phnom Penh Municipal Court in the Philippines on Thursday convicted a Filipino woman of cross- border drug trafficking and sentenced her to 15 years in jail and fined 30 million riel (7,500 U.S. dollars), according to a verdict read by Presiding Judge Sin Visal.

Cadalso Vilma Cristales, 42, was arrested last May at the Phnom Penh International Airport while arriving in Cambodia with 72 grams of cocaine.

Thursday’s verdict said that the punishment was made based on the new article 32.2 of the amended law on drug control.

According to the Cambodian law, the convict has one month to appeal against the verdict.

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