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Police burn 25 kilos of drugs

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Authorities burned 25 kilos of various drugs seized in four provinces on Tuesday in Svay Rieng province.

Phan Ratana, spokesman for Svay Rieng Provincial Court, said the drugs included methamphetamine, ecstasy and ketamine.

“The drugs burnt were the result of cases across four provinces: Kampong Cham, Prey Vang, Tbaung Khmum, and Svay Rieng,” he said.

Mr Ratana said the event was attended by Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana, Military Police Commander-in-Chief Sar Sokha, and provincial authorities and court officials from the four provinces.

Deputy provincial governor Hou Vatanak said the incineration of the narcotics showcased the efforts of law enforcement and sent a message to the public to avoid drugs.

Mr Vong Vathana also stressed the importance for authorities to be vigilant in border provinces, where drugs enter from neighbouring countries.

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