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Police on lookout for Facebook drug dealer

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A drug dealer who posted details of his remaining stash on Facebook has caught the attention of police in Siem Reap province.

Svay Chrum district police chief Nhanh Chum said Hinh Kimhong, who runs a Facebook page under the name Bang Keo Angkor Chum, posted a message on Tuesday saying that his syndicate had only $1,000 worth of methamphetamine remaining.

The post went on to say that those interested in buying some of the drugs could contact him and he would deliver them to a bus station in the district.

Mr Chum said police have conducted a background investigation and are on alert for the possible trafficking of drugs into the district.

“The drug dealer is living in Thailand,” he said. “His hometown is in Angkor Chum district. We have cleared him of selling drugs here in the past. He was married in 2015, then got divorced and went to work in Thailand and we have never seen him since then.”

“By posting online about selling drugs like this, it really affects society,” Mr Chum added. “He caused confusion about drugs being sold here, but according to our investigation, he has never come to sell and there has never been an order from him so far.”

Mr Chum noted that provincial police have been notified as well as national police, allowing forces to be on alert at Thai border crossings.

Tith Narong, Siem Reap police chief, said that after the separation from his wife Hem Kolap in 2015, Mr Kimhong went to Thailand, while Ms Kolap worked in Siem Reap town and on June 17 last year was arrested for drug dealing.

Ms Kolap remains in jail.

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