Anti-drug trafficking police in cooperation with Kampong Thom provincial police on Monday arrested four men, including a Thai national, and seized 40 kilograms of crystal meth along National Road 6 in Santuk district.
Ith Sothea, provincial court prosecutor, yesterday identified them as Cambodians Kong Vannak, 40, Sok Bunsereichai, 42, and Ly Toek, 53, and the Thai national as Sak Saesong, 32.
“We arrested three Cambodians and a Thai man and confiscated 40 kilograms of drugs,” he noted. “The drugs were brought in from Thailand.”
General Mok Chito, deputy national police chief, yesterday said the four were arrested in Kakoh commune’s Damnak village on Monday afternoon.
“We confiscated about 40 kilograms of drugs in 40 packages which were in two suitcases kept in a car,” he said. “The drugs were imported from Thailand into Cambodia and they planned to export it to a third country. We do not know the details yet because we are still investigating the case.”
Gen Chito noted that the drugs were imported from Thailand through the Chaom International Checkpoint in Oddar Meanchey province.
He added that police had been investigating the case for more than a month before making the arrests.
“Now, we are cooperating with the Thai authorities to find the mastermind in this case,” Gen Chito said, noting the four men are still being questioned at the provincial police headquarters.
Major General Ouk Kosal, provincial police chief, yesterday said that his officers are questioning the suspects and preparing documents for further action.
“We will send them to the provincial court [today],” he said.
Maj Gen Kosal noted that this was the biggest drug haul ever made in the province.