In 2018, Cambodian competent authorities confiscated over 500 kilogrammes of illicit drugs.
The update was shared by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng in the ministry's annual meeting here in Phnom Penh on Wednesday.
Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng spoke highly of endeavours made by competent authorities in preventing and cracking down on illegal drug use and trafficking.
He also encouraged them to continue their hard work not only in addressing drug use and trafficking, but also in rehabilitating of the addicts.
According to the Ministry of Interior, during the implementation of the third campaign against illicit drug from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2018, police forces intervened over 80,000 cases of illicit drug use and trafficking.
Through the interventions, some 16,216 suspects were arrested, including 1,333 females.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press