The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday tried two people accused of attempting to smuggle 12 kg of heroin—disguised as a popular Korean health tonic—from Cambodia to Australia by mail. The accused, a Vietnamese woman and a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) soldier, both pleaded not guilty, saying they were unaware the sachets, labeled “Korean Red Ginseng Tonic,” contained heroin. The packages are thought to have been capable of fetching several million dollars in Australia. “It is not mine, I was ordered by a man known as Chhun Chida to take it to the post office,” 44-year-old Vietnamese
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