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Battambang Police Target Drug Offenders

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Police take suspect to courtroom. (KT Photo: Thor Sina)

PHNOM PENH, Ausgust 5, (Khmer Times) – Battambang provincial police arrested a man for possession of $670.50 worth of drugs, including more than 1,788 methamphetamine pills, which he allegedly transported from Banteay Meanchey to Battambang. 
The man was sent to Battambang provincial court on Aug. 3 and now awaits prosecution, police said. 
“The offender is So Det, 29, who lives in Banteay Meanchey’s Monkulbori district,” District Police Chief Pech Saren said.
He had been under investigation by district and provincial police for a year and was arrested on Aug. 1. He was just one of several drug suspects the police apprehended in their new crackdown on drug abuse and trafficking.
Sok Nimol, head of the provincial police, said, “The police are increasing their efforts to crackdown on drug trafficking, smuggling and dealing because it is a serious issue in society and a severe criminal offense.”
He pointed out that in Battambang province from Jan. 1 to July 31, the police anti-narcotics squad handled 54 drug-related cases. Ninety-one offenders were arrested, and 1,815 methamphetamine pills, 599.76 grams of crystal-meth and and 26 kg of methamphetamine powder were confiscated.
Mr. Sok Nimol said this was an increase over last year, but he did not say by how much. 

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