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Couple charged with trafficking more than two kilos of meth

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:
Suspects brought for hearing at Phnom Penh Municipal court today. KT/ Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Phnom Penh Municipal Court today tried a jobless man and his girlfriend who allegedly trafficked more than two kilograms of meth in the capital last year.


Presiding Judge Heng Kesaror identified them as Vin Chanthy, 24, and Phan Pisey, 22, a karaoke girl. They were charged with drug possession and trafficking and face life in prison each if convicted.

Judge Kessaror said the two were arrested on July 15 last year by Interior Ministry anti-drug trafficking police in Dangkor district.

He said that at about 12 noon on July 15, Mr Chanthy travelled on his motorbike and delivered a package of crystal methamphetamine to sell to an undercover police officer at a bridge in the district.

Judge Kesaror said that the accused was arrested red-handed after he sold the drugs to the undercover officer.

He noted that after the arrest, police confiscated a package of crystal meth weighing 999.66, a phone and a motorbike from Mr Chanthy.

Judge Kesaror said that based on the accused’s confession, police arrested Ms Pisey at about 2 pm on July 15 at her rental house in the district’s Dangkor commune.

Full story in Wednesday’s paper

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