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Yim Dina (centre), daughter of a Kampong Chhnang deputy provincial police chief, enters the Kampong Chhanng Provincial Court following her arrest
Yim Dina (centre), daughter of a Kampong Chhnang deputy provincial police chief, enters the Kampong Chhanng Provincial Court following her arrest. STRINGER

Cop’s daughter faces drug-dealing charges

The daughter of a Kampong Chhnang deputy provincial police chief was arrested yesterday in the province’s Kampong Tralach district for allegedly dealing methamphetamine.

She has been detained at the provincial prison, pending further investigation, police officials said.

Colonel Prak Vuthy, another deputy police chief, said 23-year-old Yim Dina, the daughter of his colleague and fellow deputy chief Yim Sopheas, was arrested yesterday morning.

“She was arrested on a provincial court warrant. She has been accused of selling drugs, and now she has been sent to the provincial prison,” he told the Post.

He declined to comment on further details of her case.

A provincial police officer, who participated in Dina’s arrest and asked not to be named, alleged yesterday that she was a known drug user and dealer in the area.

A warrant for her arrest was issued by an investigative judge at the provincial court last month, he added, after a police raid netted two of her fellow dealers.

Information obtained by those two suspects allowed police to identify Dina, he said.

“She was a drug user and also an active drug dealer in the province. She was arrested in connection with drug dealing carried out in mid-July [this year] in Kampong Chhnang province. She was charged by court with drug dealing,” he said.

He added that no drugs were found on Dina immediately following her arrest and that she has been placed in pre-trial detention to await a court hearing.

Her father, deputy police chief Yim Sopheas, could not be reached for comment.

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