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Meth bust latest in drug fight

Two men – one of them a border police official – were sent to court yesterday after allegedly being arrested with nearly 2 kilograms of methamphetamine in Stung Treng province’s Thala Barivat district on Tuesday, police said.

Kong Kemsun, deputy director of the Anti-Drug Crime Central Office in Stung Treng, identified the suspects as locally based border police officer Long Chantry, also known as Noy, 31, and motodop Chou Savoeun, 55, from Phnom Penh.

“It was a blatant crime, so they will face the law,” he said.

The suspects admitted during questioning that the drugs came from Laos, he added.

The two were arrested at a rice warehouse in Preah Romkil commune.

A search of the warehouse allegedly turned up two tightly wrapped packages, in which authorities found 1,964 grams of meth.

The bust is the latest in a recent spate of drug hauls originating in Laos.

In June, four suspects were charged with trafficking 55 kilos of meth and heroin, and in the past two weeks, two more suspects were busted in separate incidents, with a total of about 1.5 kilograms of Lao meth.

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