Fourteen accused drug traffickers, who have been convicted over selling drugs in the past, were arrested on Saturday by Kampong Speu provincial police.
Keo Visal, a Kampong Speu provincial police officer, said that the 14 suspects were arrested at about 10am after police raided a house in Samrong Tong district’s Trapaing Koung commune.
“They are former prisoners who were just released from prison,” he said. “They continued selling drugs to users in the province after their release.”
“They were arrested after police raided their house while they were smoking drugs,” he added. “During the raid, they fired many bullets toward our police forces but no one was hit.”
Mr Visal said that after their arrests, police seized two big packages of crystal methamphetamine.
Police also seized two AK-47 rifles with 38 bullets and one pistol with seven bullets, along with seven swords, three motorbikes and five phones.
Mr Visal said they are still be questioned by police and their identities will not yet be made public.
Som Samuon, Kampong Speu provincial police chief, said police have accused the group of drug use, drug trafficking and illegal use of weapons.
The group is due in court today.