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Bust snares ‘military official’

Authorities arrested seven people, including a purported military official, in a drug raid in Battambang province on Saturday that netted a small amount of methamphetamines and two guns, military police said.

A military police official who asked not to be named said seven suspected drug dealers were arrested in the raid, including Thach Borin, 39, a military official and the group’s alleged ringleader, and that a search of the suspect’s rental house yielded two scales, other assorted drug paraphernalia, just over 10 grams of crystal methamphetamine and two guns – an M16 assault rifle and a Glock handgun.

“He really is a military official,” the military police official said. “In the crackdown, we decided to let the prosecutor reveal this information. Therefore, we will tell reporters more after the questioning.”

Provincial prosecutor Long Hokmeng confirmed the arrest of the seven suspects, but could not say whether any had ties to the military.

“The suspects were detained at the military police office and have not been sent to the court yet,” he said. “I do not know if [the suspect] is a military official or not; I am waiting for their arrival.”

Orn Soachrim Mondol, the deputy provincial military police chief, also confirmed the arrests but maintained that he would not have more details until the suspects’ interrogation was complete.

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