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Thais and a Khmer face drug charges

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Three men, two Thais and one Cambodian, have been sent to court in Battambang province accused of drug trafficking.
The men were named by police as Karim Chantha, 31, from Kam Rieng district, plus Theou Thongvishnu, 32, and Sakvan Yongthorn, 26, from the Thai province of Chanthaburi.
They are accused of possessing and attempting to sell methamphetamine.
District police official Khann Moa said: “We have sent them to court on charges of drug trafficking. They were trying to sell 30 methamphetamine pills near the border checkpoint when we arrested them last Thursday.”
The government ordered authorities to launch a six-month drugs crackdown in January and since then police have arrested more than 6,100 people for drug offences.
 In 2016, the authorities tackled 4,191 cases related to drugs and arrested 9,802 people, including 3,611 drug users. They also seized more than 175kg of illegal substances.

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