About 200 people who were arrested in a drug raid at a popular Phnom Penh nightclub often frequented by young people last week have been made to sign a contract promising to seek rehabilitation.
On Friday, police raided Rock Entertainment Centre and shuttered the establishment after operating for about a decade.
During the raid, police arrested a total of 311 people. Police confiscated more than 50 kilograms of drugs, including methamphetamine.
About 70 people have been released from custody after testing negative for drugs.
National Police spokesman Lieutenant General Chhay Kim Khoeun today said 231, mostly young people, were made to sign a contract to ensure that they will seek rehabilitation.
“There were 29 people who were found to be involved in the distribution of drugs,” Lt Gen Kim Khoeun said. “The other 200 or so were made to sign a contract and contact their parents or relatives.”
He noted that police are now investigating the case and are working to identify ringleaders.
Full story in Tuesday’s paper