Banteay Meanchey provincial anti-drug trafficking police on Saturday arrested three women who allegedly trafficked nearly one kilogram of crystal meth and ecstasy pills in Malai district along the Cambodian-Thai border.
Major Khun Seng, provincial anti-drug trafficking department deputy chief, yesterday identified them as Taing Chantou, 39, Som Chanchampa, 32, and Tea Roza, 25, all vendors of beauty products living in Poipet city.
He said that at about 7pm on Saturday, the three woman travelled in a taxi car from Poipet city and transported drugs, hidden in make-up lotions, for sale to an undercover police officer in Malai district.
Maj Seng stated that while they were selling the drugs to the undercover officer, police officers on standby surrounded and arrested them.
“They were arrested red-handed after they sold the drugs to the undercover officer,” he said. “After their arrests, police seized 3,967 tablets of crystal meth and 39 tablets of ecstasy weighing nearly one kilogram.”
Maj Seng added that all three suspects tested positive for drug use.
Major General Ath Khem, provincial police chief, said the three women are still detained at the provincial anti-drug police department for further investigation.
He added that they are accused of drug use and trafficking and will be sent to the provincial court today.