Cambodia Arrested Five Alleged Drug Traffickers, Seizing Over 18 Kg Of Narcotics

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia’s anti-drug police have arrested a gang of five local men, for allegedly possessing and trafficking in illicit drugs, confiscating more than 18 kilograms of narcotics, the Anti-Drug Police Department (ADP) said, today.

The male suspects, aged between 22 and 42 years old, were apprehended during a raid on five locations in the capital, Phnom Penh, and Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet city on Sept 17, after a thorough probe for months.

“A total of 18.29 kg of drugs, including crystal meth, ecstasy (MDMA), ketamine, and nimetazepam, as well as, a pistol, were seized from the suspects during the crackdown,” the ADP said in a news release.

The country has no death sentence for a drug trafficker. Under its law, someone found guilty of trafficking more than 80 grams of illicit drugs could be jailed for life.

According to the ADP, Cambodia nabbed 10,545 drug suspects, including 154 foreigners, during the Jan-Aug period of 2022, seizing a total of 6.11 tonnes of narcotics.

Source: Nam News Network