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Four traffickers arrested over four kilos of meth

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times No Comments Share:
Two of the four people arrested by police, and their drugs. Fresh News

Anti-drug police over the weekend arrested two men and two women suspected of trafficking more than four kilos of crystal methamphetamine in Phnom Penh.

Anti-drug police chief Lieutenant General Loeuk Vannak from the Interior Ministry identified the men as Mao Sithean, 29, and Vin Chanthy, 24, and the women as Vann Lin, 27, and Phan Pisey, 22.

They are accused of drug possession and trafficking and face a life sentence each if convicted.

Lt Gen Vannak said Mr Sithean, Ms Lin and Ms Pisey were arrested on Friday when police raided two rental houses in Tuol Kork and Chroy Changva districts. Police seized 3,127 grams of crystal methamphetamine and two drug scales from them.

The trio’s confessions led police to arrest Mr Chanthy at his rental house in Dangkor district on Sunday, when police seized 999 grams of the drug from him.

A senior police officer in the ministry who asked not to be named confirmed yesterday that four suspects were still being temporarily detained at the ministry.

They will be sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court for questioning today.

“Police are still investigating the case in order to arrest the ringleaders and other suspects involved,” he said.

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