Two police officers were charged by the Tbong Khmum Provincial Court yesterday with possessing and trafficking about 200 grams of crystal methamphetamine in the province.
Chuon Samnang, a police officer with the provincial anti-drug trafficking unit, said the two suspects were Second Lieutenant Touch Sakun, 32, a police officer at Trapaing Thlong Prison, and Second Lieutenant Pal Seiha, 19, a police officer with the Interior Ministry’s protection unit police.
They were charged with drug possession and trafficking under article 40 of the Law on Drug Control after being arrested in Ponhear Krek district’s Trapaing Thlong commune on Thursday afternoon.
“They were the target of drug traffickers, who always brought drugs to sell to prisoners,” Mr. Samnang said.
“They were arrested after police searched them and their car for illegal use of weapons and drugs,” he added, explaining that the men had been in civilian attire at the time of their arrest.
After the search, police seized three packages of crystal methamphetamine weighing about 200 grams and a Toyota Highlander SUV.
“According to the charges and the drugs seized from them, they are facing punishment of five years each in prison,” he said.