Anti-drug trafficking police carried out a raid on three separate locations in the capital’s Russei Keo district yesterday, arresting six people and confiscating packages of drugs, drug-producing equipment and four luxury cars.
Director of the Ministry of Interior’s anti-drug department and acting secretary-general for the National Authority for Combating Drugs General Khieu Saman could not state the exact amount or what kind of drugs police had confiscated.
However, he suggested it was a significant amount and said yesterday that police were still calculating the total amount of drugs seized.
He added that the raid began yesterday morning at about 10am.
“Our police have spent over three months researching and investigating [the suspects] before we could crack down and arrest them.”
Deputy prosecutor for the Phnom Penh Municipal court said the six suspects had not been officially charged, as police are still conducting the investigation.
He declined to comment on what specific charges the suspects would face.
Russei Keo district police chief Som Bunny said all of the suspects were being detained a the Ministry of Interior for questioning until the proper documents could be organised in order to send them to court.
“I think that this is the first time our Russei Keo district police have worked in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior’s anti-drug police to crack down on drug producing sites in the district,” he said, adding that his police force was stepping up patrols in the district to fight against drug production.