Two Lao men nabbed for transporting drugs

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The two accused drug dealers. Koh Santepheap

Anti-drug police on Friday arrested two Lao nationals suspected of trafficking more than half a kilogram of crystal meth from Laos into Cambodia in Stung Treng province.

Lieutenant General Loeuk Vannak, anti-drug trafficking department chief at the Interior Ministry, yesterday identified the two as Kut Tharakkhann, 35, and Lai Thang, 22.

He noted that they were arrested at about 5pm on Friday in the capital near the Chroy Changva bridge.

“They were arrested red-handed while transporting drugs from Stung Treng province for distribution to users in Phnom Penh,” Lt Gen Vannak said. “After their arrests, police seized 2,000 tablets of ice, weighing nearly one kilogram, from them.”

He noted that the suspects are accused of transporting drugs and are still being questioned at the ministry, noting that they will be sent to the municipal court today.

In another case, Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday charged a former convict with selling nearly half a kilogram of crystal meth to an undercover police officer in Por Senchey district.

Major Sok Sarith, a police officer, yesterday identified the accused as Hak Hy, 31, who was released from prison on October 12.

He noted that the accused was arrested on Friday at a guesthouse in Trapaing Krasaing commune after he sold the drugs to the undercover police officer.

Maj Sarith said that after the arrest, police seized a package of crystal methamphetamine weighing 400 grams, a drug scale, a phone and other drug paraphernalia.

The accused is now in prison pending trial.

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