More than 50 people arrested over drugs in Sihanoukville

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Preah Sihanouk provincial police today confiscated a large number of drugs at the SkyLine Club. Police

Preah Sihanouk provincial police today confiscated a large number of drugs at the SkyLine Club in Sihanoukville and arrested more than 50 Cambodian and foreign suspects.

Deputy provincial police chief Sun Sophat said that in cooperation with a court prosecutor in the province, police officers today cracked down on drug use and distribution at the Skyline club in Sihanoukville’s Buon commune.

Mr Sophat said that police detained 53 suspects, including 24 Cambodians, 10 Chinese, 17 Indonesians and 2 South Koreans and seized 29 packages of drugs.

“We are now questioning all 53 suspects in order to seek the arrest of a mastermind and after the questioning, we will take legal action against them,” he said.

A report from the Interior Ministry’s anti-drug police early this month showed that there were 4,381 drug crimes involving with 8,682 suspects across the country from January to the end of July.

The crimes included 2,816 drug trafficking cases involving with 5,070 suspects and 1,565 cases of drug use by 3,612 suspects, it said.

It also said police seized more than 307 kilos of crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, ketamine and marijuana, as well as 108 scales, 45 cars, 1,051 motorbikes, 2,821 mobile phones and 14 guns.

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