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Drug bust nabs police officer and two others

Three suspects, including a police officer, were arrested on Monday for alleged drug trafficking in Preah Sihanouk province.

Sok Dien, a 35-year-old penal police officer with the Preah Sihanouk town police, was arrested at his house along with Em Vannoeun, a 26-year-old teacher, and Vannoeun’s wife, Yen Sam Neang, 27, according to Heng Bunty, commander of the Preah Sihanouk provincial military police.

Bunty said that during the arrest, military police seized seven packages of methamphetamine amounting to more than a kilogram, two drug scales, one pistol with 11 bullets and one AK-47 rifle with 30 bullets.

“[We] spent four months investigating and researching them before we could … arrest them,” he said. The suspects are still being detained for questioning at the provincial military police headquarters, and are expected to be sent to the provincial court for charges today.

The suspects could not be reached for comment yesterday.



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