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Cambodian drug mule busted at Thai border

A Cambodian was arrested at the Thai border on Monday for allegedly trafficking meth. Yan Chok, 38, was apprehended at the Boeung Trakuon checkpoint in Banteay Meanchey’s O’Chrou district south of Poipet by Thai border police, who allegedly found 13 drug tablets in his shirt pocket.

Morng Si, a checkpoint director of border police, yesterday told the Post the accused worked as a motodop at the border.

“The Thai authorities arrested the accused and sent him to the Sa Keo Provincial Court, and the court charged him with illegal drug distribution in Thailand,” Si said.

He said Chok, who is from Kouk Romiet commune in Banteay Meanchey’s Thma Puok district, was caught at about 6pm on Monday.

An hour later, Thai police notified the Cambodian border police about the arrest. The Thai police also seized Chok’s Honda Wave motorbike.

Prior to his arrest, Chok had allegedly been hired by a Thai man to haul agricultural products from Cambodia to Sa Keo district.

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