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Journalist charged with drug possession

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:
Reth Sarun. Supplied

Phnom Penh Municipal Court today charged a freelance journalist for alleged drug possession in the capital.

Kuch Kimlong, the Municipal Court spokesman, identified the accused as Reth Sarun 38, a freelance journalist.

He said the accused was charged with “drug possession” under Article 40 of Law on Drugs Control. He has been sent to prison pending pre-trial.

The accused was arrested at 11pm on March 29 night after he bought a small package of methamphetamine for about $ 0.75 from an unidentified man in Trapaing Chhouk village, in Teuk Thla commune, in the capital’s Sen Sok district.

Police seized a small package of methamphetamine, a phone and a press ID card.

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