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Two youths charged with trafficking meth pills

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:
The accused drug dealer. Koh Santepheap

Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court yesterday charged two youths with trafficking more than half a kilogram of meth pills at the Cambodian-Thai border in Poipet city.

Major General Ath Khem, provincial police chief, identified them as Den Livyi and Loeun Vitou, both 18 and high school dropouts living in Poipet commune.

He said they were arrested on Saturday in Malai district and were charged with drug trafficking.

Colonel Ouk Sam Ath, district police chief, said yesterday that at about 9.30pm on Saturday the accused transported the drugs by motorbike from Poipet city to sell to users in the district.

He said while they were passing a checkpoint, district police officers became suspicious and stopped them.

Col Sam Ath said that police inspected the motorbike and found ten packages containing 1,892 meth pills, weighing more than half a kilogram, under the seat.

“When they were crossing the checkpoint, our police officers became suspicious about their activities and stopped them to inspect the motorbike,” he said. “After inspecting the motorbike’s seat, we seized a total of ten packages of WY brand pills from Thailand from them.”

Col Sam Ath said both accused admitted committing the offence, saying that they had previously brought drugs for sale in Malai district twice this year.

He added that Mr Livyi and Mr Vitou are now in prison pending trial.

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