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Drug ultimatum ends with no results revealed

Drug ultimatum ends with no results revealed

A controversial drug ultimatum that was issued on April 5 by National Police Chief Neth Savoeun, which imposed a one-month deadline for police officials to rigorously target drug trafficking and abuse, ended yesterday with no results released. The ultimatum stipulated that police officials across the country could face the loss of their positions if they did not increase drug arrests, but no count has yet been confirmed, said Khieu Samon, acting director of the National Authority for Combating Drugs at the Ministry of Interior. He added that drug suspects are still being rigorously targeted despite the end of the ultimatum.

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