Biafran Precious Chineme Nwoko, 23, Sentenced in Cambodia – Australia Heroin Nab

  • Two other implicated Nigerian men, named by the court only as Mr. Anto and Mr. Ashita remain at large.
  • NewsRescue commentators advised us to correct the name to ‘Biafran’ from Nigerian, not to ‘soil’ Nigerian name more globally. It is hard to please everyone.

May 29, 2014


23 year old Precious Chineme Nwoko arrested in September was sentenced to 27 years imprisonment by a Cambodian Court for drug trafficking.

Two other Nigerians listed in the case escaped while an Australian and French woman were also sentenced.

Mr Precious Chineme Nwoko who claimed he was innocent and plans to appeal the verdict, said it was the at large Mr Anto and Mr Ashita who owned the 5kg of heroin in the backpacks his girlfriend French Charlene Savarino, 19 and Australian Ms Yoshe Ann Taylor, 41, were caught carrying trying to board a flight to Australia.

Police however claim Nwoko was  ringleader in a heroin smuggling cartel in Cambodia.