Pursat Provincial Court yesterday charged three men and a woman with trafficking more than 100 small packages of crystal meth in the province.
Lieutenant Colonel Mom Sophal, provincial anti-drug police department deputy chief, identified the four as Sou Heng, 44, his wife Huol Nimo, 49, Hun Ath, 28, and San Chek, 25, all jobless and living in Veal Veng district.
He said they were arrested on Tuesday and are charged with drug trafficking. All four are in prison pending trial.
Lt Col Sophal said that at about 6.30 pm on Tuesday, the four accused who were drug distributors transported drugs on two motorbikes to sell to users at a cassava farm in Bramoy commune.
He noted that police had been observing their activities for about a month and decided to crack down on them on Tuesday.
Lt Col Sophal said that while they were selling the drugs to users, provincial anti-drug trafficking police in collaboration with Veal Veng district police who were waiting nearby immediately arrested them.
“They were selling a small package of drugs for about $5 to users in the farm,” he said
“While they were selling the drugs our police forces surrounded them and immediately arrested them.”
“But the buyers managed to flee,” he added.
Lt Col Sophal added that after their arrests, police seized 104 packages of crystal methamphetamine, a drug scale, three phones, two motorbikes and other drug paraphernalia from them.