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Taiwanese drug trafficker faces court

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A Taiwanese man being taken to court for questioning. Supplied

Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged a Taiwanese man for drug trafficking yesterday.


The accused was caught with more than four kilos of crystal methamphetamine and ecstasy.

Deputy prosecutor Oum Sopheak confirmed the man was charged with drug trafficking, but declined to comment further.

Phnom Penh’s anti-drug trafficking police chief Ev Phearith said the accused was Tsai Jan-Ko, 58.

He was arrested on Friday in Daun Penh district.

Mr Phearith said he and his officers had been following Mr Jan-Ko for six months before making the arrest. The accused had been living in Cambodia for about seven years.

“He said he had a partner and accomplice,” Mr Phearith said. “We are investigating this further.”

“We arrested him with an extremely large quantity of ecstasy tablets, more than 10,000. Each one is worth about $40,” he added.

Daun Penh district police chief Huot Chan Yarann said his forces cooperated with anti-drug trafficking police.

He added the accused was transferred to the municipal court.

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