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Men held over drugs

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:
Officers detain the accused and document the drugs seized. CEN

Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged two men for allegedly transporting nearly two kilograms of methamphetamine from Stung Treng province to the capital.

The men were identified as Duong Rasmeichan, 28, and San Treng, 25, in court documents.

They were charged with drug possession and transporting, and face at least 25 years each in jail if convicted. The two men are currently in pre-trial detention.

Major Nguon Sochea, a police officer working with the Anti-Drug Trafficking Police Department at the Interior Ministry, yesterday said they were suspected of transporting drugs from suppliers hiding in the Cambodian-Lao border in Stung Treng province to sell in Phnom Penh.

Maj Sochea noted that Mr Treng was arrested at about 7.30pm on Wednesday at a gas station in Meanchey district’s Stung Meanchey commune.

He added that Mr Treng was arrested after he had transported drugs from Stung Treng province and sold them to an undercover police officer in Stung Meanchey commune.

“He was arrested on Wednesday night after he transported drugs from Stung Treng province and sold them to an undercover police officer at a gas station in Stung Meanchey commune,” Maj Sochea said.

“After the arrest, police seized a large package of crystal meth weighing a total of 967.55 grams, one motorbike and one phone from him,” he added.

Maj Sochea noted that Mr Treng’s confession led to the arrest of Mr Rasmeichan at about 3.30pm on Thursday in Odoem village, which is located in Por Senchey district’s Chaom Chao III commune.

Maj Sochea said police seized a large package of crystal meth weighing a total of 986.41 and one phone from Mr Rasmeichan.

Maj Sochea added the men were sent to the municipal court on Saturday.

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