Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Drug Run: Taiwan man arrested at airport

Drug Run: Taiwan man arrested at airport

DRUG RUN

A TAIWANESE national has been charged at Phnom Penh Municipal Court with smuggling drugs and using an illegal weapon. Lo Ching Hang, 22, was arrested Friday at Phnom Penh International Airport with 809 grams of heroin, said prosecutor Ek Chheng Huot. He added that a military police officer was also charged with supplying an illegal weapon to the man. Customs official Theam Chan Sotha said authorities had found the drugs in the man's pocket when he was going through security to catch his flight to Taiwan. Moeuk Dara, director of the anti-drug trafficking department, said his office suspected "ring leaders" in Phnom Penh were behind the attempted smuggling. Lo Ching Hang faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted, said Cambodia Defenders Project director Sok Sam Oeun.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

ACLEDA’s boss on how tech is changing financial services

In today’s world of fast-changing technology, Cambodia is seeing increasing innovation in financial services.

ACLEDA President In Channy on the key to the bank’s success

Post Khmer Editor-in-Chief Kay Kimsong sat down with Dr In Channy, President and Group Managing Director of ACLEDA Bank Plc, to explore the main principle guiding Cambodia’s biggest bank.

A taste of Phnom Penh's first container night market

At the launch of Phnom Penh's newest market, The Post spoke to customers and stallholders about what the hub of bars, food stalls, shops and live music will add to the city's nightlife.