Police in Battambang Province arrested a man and two women and seized nearly 16 kilograms of drugs during raids in Battambang city on Monday and Tuesday.
Colonel Sok Sarin, provincial anti-drug military police deputy commander, yesterday identified them as Tath Kiribros, 28, his wife Chhuon Mary, 25, and Poum Suon, 60, all living in the city’s Svay Por commune.
He said Mr Kiribros and his wife were arrested at about 4.30pm on Monday after they sold drugs to an undercover military police officer in the city’s Wat Kor commune.
“They were arrested after they sold drugs to our undercover officer, who posed as a drug dealer,” Col Sarin said. “After their arrests police seized three packages of drug weighing 306.46 grams, an SUV and two phones from them.”
He said that based on their confessions, police raided their house in Kamakor village at about 11am on Tuesday and found another 269 packages of crystal methamphetamine and ice weighing 15.8 kilograms, two drug scales, cash in US and Cambodian currencies, and drug paraphernalia.
Col Sarin said that police also arrested Ms Suon who was the housekeeper.
Brigadier General Meas Sovann, provincial military police commander, yesterday said that the three suspects are being detained for questioning at the provincial military police headquarters.
He said they are accused of drug trafficking and face up to a life term in jail each if convicted.
Brig Gen Sovann added that all three will be sent to the provincial court today.