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Five charged with drug trafficking

Two Vietnamese nationals and three Cambodians were charged with trafficking more than one kilogram of methamphetamines yesterday by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, anti-drug police officials said.

The suspects – Vietnamese Chroeng Yadoek, 32, and Nguven Yaing Tam, 22, and Cambodians Heang Sovann, 21, Lim Veasna, 22, and Tith Vary, 30 – were arrested last Saturday when police raided their rental house in the city’s Meanchey district.

During the arrest, police seized four packages of meth weighing about one kilogram altogether, along with other drug paraphernalia, police said.

Colonel San Sunthy, chief of the Anti-Money Laundering Police office at the Interior Ministry, said the suspects would be sent to Prey Sar prison for pre-trial detention.

Sunthy added that a warrant for their detention would soon be issued by the investigating judge. “They will be sent to Prey Sar (on Wednesday).”

Meanwhile, three other drug traffickers were arrested late on Monday evening after police raided two rental houses in the city’s Toul Kork and Sen Sok districts.



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