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Capital drug bust: Ice dealers nabbed after investigation

Four women and a military officer, who allegedly headed a major drug ring, were arrested yesterday following a police raid that uncovered around 2 kilograms of methamphetamine, luxury cars, a gun and almost $100,000 in cash at their home.

Seng Sophea, an officer in the city’s anti-drugs unit, said the gang was arrested at about 4pm at a villa in Boeung Salang commune.

“They were drug ringleaders hiding in Phnom Penh. Our police force spent many months investigating them,” he said.

Sophea said the five suspects were military officer Chhum Choeun, 30, his wife and other family members.

The group is currently being detained at the municipal police headquarters for “questioning and further investigation”, he added.

Lieutenant General Chuon Sovann, chief of Phnom Penh municipal police, and Lieutenant Colonel Buon Sam Ath, chief of the municipal police’s anti-drugs unit, could not be reached.

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