Stung Treng provincial anti-drug police yesterday arrested a couple for allegedly transporting nearly half a kilo of methamphetamine.
Deputy provincial anti-drug police chief Major Hok Seng identified the suspects as Chai Phearum, 39, and his wife Thung Vandin, 35. Both are farmers living in Siem Pang district’s Sekong commune.
“They were arrested for drug transport and trafficking at the Cambodian-Lao border while transporting drugs from Laos to Stung Treng province,” he said. “Police seized 331 tablets of methamphetamine weighing nearly half a kilo from them.”
He added that the two were being detained for questioning at the provincial police headquarters and will be sent to the provincial court on Monday.
In March, anti-drug police arrested a Laotian man caught transporting five kilos of crystal methamphetamine across the border into Preah Vihear province.
The farmer was arrested in Preah Vihear province’s Chhep district along the border in Kampong Sralao commune after he crossed into Cambodian territory carrying the drugs to sell to undercover police.
He was said to be a drug ringleader in Laos who undercover police contacted and ordered the drugs.