The Interior Ministry’s Anti-Drug Police Department yesterday arrested a Malaysian national and a Cambodian man over alleged drug use in Phnom Penh.
Major Sok Borath, a police officer working with the department, identified the two suspects as Poon Weng Wai, 38, a tourist from Malaysia staying in Chroy Changva district’s Chroy Changva commune, and Morn Panhasith, 34, from Prampi Makara district’s O’Russey commune.
Maj Borath said they were arrested at about 12.30am after anti-drug police officers raided a room rented by Mr Weng Wai in Phnom Penh.
“They were arrested red-handed while they were smoking drugs inside the room,” Maj Borath said. “After the raid and their arrests, police seized a package of methamphetamine weighing nearly 100 grams, a package of dried marijuana weighing 10 grams, one scale, three phones, and other drug using materials from them.”
He added that both tested positive for drug use.
Brigadier General In Song, deputy chief of the Anti-Drug Police Department, yesterday confirmed that the suspects are still being questioned.
He added that they are accused by police with drug use and possession and will be sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court today.