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Brit, 70, caught in drug bust

Police have arrested a 70-year-old British man in Sihanoukville on suspicion of possessing drugs.

According to provincial deputy prosecutor Hout Vichet, British national David Reader was arrested along with 34-year-old woman Lim Saron at the Powerhouse guest house on Saturday at about 9am.

During the raid, officers seized four packets of white powder, Vichet said. “We will test during the week to see whether they’re drugs.”

Photos of the pair, who are now being held at the provincial prison, were published online, showing them with officers around a table scattered with small packages and cigarette lighters.

In the pictures, Saron is shown in handcuffs and Reader is clad in a grey singlet and shorts in the pattern of an American flag.

Vichet said the pair would face court if tests prove the powder is an illicit substance.

The British Embassy did not respond to a request to confirm Reader’s nationality as of press time.



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