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Seven detained after drug trafficking, robbery and shooting in the capital over weekend

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:
The six accused were charged over theft with aggravating circumstances, unauthorized possession of a weapon and drug trafficking. Supplied

Phnom Penh Municipal Court today charged and detained six men accused of drug trafficking, robbery and illegal use of a weapon in the Capital.

According to a court document, the six accused were identified as 63-year-old Huy Sokha, 52-year-old Toek Sa-U, 46-year-old Pheang Phoan, 45-year-old Chea Sarann, 29-year-old Hok Narin, and 18-year-old Heam Proem Prey.

Sokha and Saran were charged with three charges including “theft with aggravating circumstances, unauthorized possession of a weapon and drug trafficking” under Articles 353, 357 and 490 of the Criminal Code and Article 40 of Law on Drugs Control.

Meanwhile Sa-U, Phoan, Narin, and Prey were charged with “theft with aggravating circumstances and drug trafficking”. If convicted, they face between ten and 15 years in prison. They were arrested on May 29 and have been sent to prison awaiting trial.

Brigadier General Cheav Vibol, Deputy Chief of Penal Police Department in the Ministry of Interior said according to the police at about 10.30pm on May 14, 2020, the six accused robbed a 35-year-old-man after shooting the victim in the leg in Russey village, Stung Meanchey II commune, in the Capital’s Meanchey district.

They then stole his Honda Dream C 125, a smartphone and money. The victim fled the scene.

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