The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on the morning of December 19, 2018 upheld the verdicts of two Belgian nationals imprisoned for life and a fined of 80 million Riels over a drug smuggling plot.
TANGUY EDDIE J TALLER, a 37-year-old and DAVID NOEL CATRY , a 34-year-old, both from Belgium were charged in January 10, 2018 with drug trafficking by the Ministry of Labor. Customs and Immigration Police and Immigration Police at Phnom Penh International Airport.
They were caught bringing cocaine from Brazil, via Ethiopia and Thailand into Cambodia.
Taller initially fled, but was captured in Bavet in October. The end of this appeal hearing now effectively blocks further appeal or pardons.