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South Korean deported over drugs

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More South Koreans will soon be deported. Fresh News

The General Department of Immigration on Tuesday deported a South Korean national who is wanted in his country over drug crimes.

Lieutenant General Loek Vannak, the Interior Ministry’s Anti-Drug Police Department director, yesterday identified him as Kim Seonghoon, 44, who was deported following an Interpol red notice issued against him.

“The suspect is accused of drug trafficking in South Korea and fled to hide in Cambodia,” he said. “Mr Seonghoon was arrested in Phnom Penh on December 5.”

Lt Gen Vannak said that police arrested the suspect at the request of their South Korean counterparts.

The man who was deported. Fresh News

Lieutenant General Uk Heisela, the immigration department’s director of investigations, yesterday said that South Korean police officers were at Phnom Penh International Airport last night to escort Mr Seonghoon back to his country.

“Since January this year we have deported four South Korean nationals including this man,” he said. “They were all arrested based on Interpol red notices issued against them.”

Lt Gen Heisela noted there are three more South Koreans who are currently detained in relation to drug crimes in their country and they are expected to be deported on Sunday.

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