Cambodia Nabs 1,485 In Crackdowns On Drugs In Jan

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Cambodian authorities arrested a total of 1,485 illicit drug suspects, in 632 cases in Jan, 2019, said an Interior Ministry's anti-drug department report, on Saturday.

About 806 suspects were involved in drug trafficking and 679 were related to drug use, the report said, adding that, 110 of them are female.

It said, more than 5.2 kg of drugs, including heroin, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine and methamphetamine pills, and 16.5 kg of dry marijuana were confiscated from the suspects, last month.

In the entirety of 2018, the Southeast Asian country caught 16,232 drug suspects, in 8,018 cases, seizing over 533 kg of illicit drugs.

Cambodia has no death sentence for illicit drug traffickers. Under its law, someone found guilty of trafficking more than 80 grams of illicit drug will be jailed for life.

Source: NAM News Network