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Four charged over drug trafficking in KTV

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:
A raid in the KTV earlier this week netted nearly 60 suspects. Supplied

Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged a South Korean national, two Vietnamese nationals, and a Cambodian for trafficking drugs at a KTV entertainment centre in Chamkar Mon district on Saturday.

Captain Sok Sarith, an anti-drug trafficking police officer in the Interior Ministry, identified the South Korean as Chea Cheong Min, 41, the owner of PRO KTV Entertainment, Nguven Tuan Hah, 35, a Vietnamese man, Nguven Jami, 31, a Vietnamese woman, and Huot Choeung, 32. The three were managers in the KTV.

Cap Sarith said that Mr Chea was charged with drug trafficking and managing and facilitating the use of drugs, and the other three were charged with being accomplices to drug trafficking and managing and facilitating the use of drugs.

He said they were arrested, along with 52 foreigners who were drug users, during a police raid on PRO KTV.

Cap Sarith said that the foreigners were sent to the Immigration Department to be deported to their home countries because they did not have documents to stay or work in Cambodia.

Major General Soeung Nol, Anti-Drug Trafficking Department deputy chief in the Interior Ministry, said that at about 12.30 pm on Saturday, the ministry’s anti-drug trafficking police and municipal anti-drug trafficking police raided PRO KTV in Boeng Trabek commune.

He said police arrested 29 Chinese nationals, 23 Vietnamese nationals, two Thai women, three Cambodians, and the South Korean owner of the KTV centre.

Maj Gen Nol added that police seized 105 ecstasy pills, 6.48 grams of ketamine, 97.08 grams of ecstasy-laced coffee beans and other drug paraphernalia.

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