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Military officer jailed on meth charges

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:
The officer was caught with two kilos of meth. Supplied

A military officer with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces has been arrested on charges of possessing more than two kilos of crystal methamphetamine.   


Interior Ministry anti-drug police said Major You Sorya, 47, was arrested at his home in Phsar Olympic commune on Thursday.

Chan Piseth of the anti-drug police unit said: “After the raid, police seized more than two kilograms of crystal methamphetamine as well as other drug-related material from his house.”

Major Sorya was sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court for questioning on Saturday.

He was charged by the court prosecutor with drug trafficking and possession, and faces a life sentence if convicted.   

He was sent by the investigative judge to Prey Sar prison pending further investigation.

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