Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - K Cham drug bust puts half dozen behind bars

K Cham drug bust puts half dozen behind bars

K Cham drug bust puts half dozen behind bars

Six men were arrested by Kampong Cham’s provincial anti-drug police and sent to court yesterday in the wake of a Wednesday drug bust.

Kampong Cham provincial deputy police chief Chan Hor said authorities were tipped off about a drug ring that operated out of a house in Tbong Khmum district’s Preah Theat village. Members of the anti-drug police force raided the house on Wednesday, arresting six men ranging from 19 to 30 years of age, and confiscated drugs and equipment used for consuming drugs. “They have been initially charged with using drugs,” said Chan Hor.

He added that this was the fourth crackdown this month in Kampong Cham on drug traffickers and users.

However,  Neang  Sovath, provincial coordinator for Adhoc, said the impact of the  authorities’ drug busts was limited as distribution, trafficking and drug usage happened constantly  in rural areas.

“Authorities need to continue cracking down on drug distribution and especially arrest the ring leaders,” he said.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all