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Teen arrested for selling meth on Facebook page

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:
The teen offered the drugs for sale at his home. Supplied

Chbar Ampov district military police arrested a 17-year-old man on Tuesday for allegedly selling drugs over Facebook.

Captain Sok Vireak, deputy commander of Chbar Ampov district military police, yesterday identified the suspect as Lim Lyhen, a high school dropout from Chbar Ampov II commune.

Cap Vireak said that earlier this week the suspect posted an announcement on his Facebook page saying that he had drugs for sale.

“I sell ice at my house in Chbar Ampov II commune. Those who want to smoke can come to my house,” the post said.

Cap Vireak said that photos of methamphetamine were also included in the Facebook post, which garnered 2,000 shares and was liked by more than 10,000 users.

Shortly after discovering the Facebook page, military police arrested the suspect and seized a total of three small packages of drugs, along with drug paraphernalia, said Cap Vireak, who noted that the suspect tested positive for drug use.

A Chbar Ampov district military police officer said that during his interrogation, the suspect denied he was a drug dealer and claimed that someone hacked his Facebook account.

“He confessed that he was the owner of the Facebook account but he said he didn’t post those photos and messages,” the military police officer said. “He said that his Facebook account was hacked.”

The suspect is being detained at the district military police station and is due to make his first court appearance today over drug trafficking accusations.

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