Phnom Penh (FN), Oct. 11 – Cambodia has transferred a French convict Charlene Savarino back to France after serving four years in Cambodia, according anti-drug chief Mok Chito, also deputy supreme commissioner of National Police.

The transfer was held on Friday, 11 October 2019, participated by representatives of Ministry of Justice, Kandal Court, Kandal Prison, General Development of Immigration, Anti-Drug Department, and France Embassy.

On 24 May 2014, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court convicted Charlene Savarino, a 21-year-old French national, of drug trafficking; and sentenced her to 25 years in prison and slapped with a 50 million riel (about $12,500) fine.

Savarino was arrested on 18 September 2013, when she tried to smuggle the drugs to Australia in bags through Phnom Penh International Airport.