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Ex-RCAF soldier in Poipet drug bust

A former army officer is slated to be in front of court today after allegedly being arrested with several packets of methamphetamine in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town on Tuesday, police said yesterday.

Phin Sindet, head of the Banteay Meanchey provincial anti-drug police, said suspect Ros Sareach, 22, was carrying a military ID that identified him as a member of Brigade 513, based in the province.

He was allegedly in possession 12 packets of meth at the time of his arrest.

“[On Wednesday], Poipet police sent the suspect to our office, and on Thursday, we will forward him to the provincial court,” he said.

Nget Preung, the commander of Brigade 513, said yesterday that he had dismissed Sareach last December due to inability to adhere to regulations, and his tendency to run with a bad crowd.

“I deny [commanding] this person, because I dismissed him a long time ago.

This person caused problems and ruined my unit’s reputation, which I, the boss, have tried to rebuild,” he said.



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