A Laotian drug dealer was arrested on Saturday in connection with trafficking about 30 kilograms of crystal methamphetamines from Laos to Cambodia through Stung Treng province, police said.
Seng Sarun, Deputy Chief of Anti-Drug Trafficking Unit in Stung Treng Province, said on Sunday that the suspect was identified as Amnoysak Sirisak also known as Kob Sirisak, a 43 year-old Laotian farmer living in Laos’ Champasak province. He was arrested on Saturday morning about 10 am in Siem Pang district’s Sammaki commune near the Cambodian-Laos border.
Mr Sarun said that Amnoysak Sirisak was charged on Sunday by Stung Treng court prosecutor with drug trafficking. He is now questioned by an investigating judge.
“According to his charge, he could face a life sentence if convicted,” he said.
San Sothy, Deputy Chief of Anti-Drug Police Department at the Ministry of Interior, who led the forces to make an arrest, said that the suspect was a drug ringleader in Lao.
Mr Sothy said that about a month before the suspect’ arrest, undercover police contacted him to buy 30 kilograms of drug with the price of $35, 000 a kg from him.
He said that after agreeing on the price, undercover police officers made an appointment to meet the suspect on Saturday morning in Sammaki commune along Cambodian-Laos borders.
Mr Sothy said police seized 30 packages of crystal methamphetamines which weighted about 30 kg.
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