The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday sentenced a Thai woman to 30 years in prison and fined her $12,500 for trafficking about 13 kg of cocaine into the country in August 2012, in what was among the largest seizures of the drug ever by Cambodian authorities. Judge Heng Sokna said Bucha Freedaporn had been charged according to the country’s anti-drug laws for smuggling co*caine with intent to distribute and had 30 days to file an appeal. “After hearing this case last month, the court has decided to sentence Bucha Freedaporn, 35, a Thai national, to 30 years
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