Three police officers were arrested on Saturday and charged with trafficking drugs after raids in Phnom Penh, police said.
Teang Chansa, chief of the Anti-Drug Trafficking Police Office, said Long Pheap, 30, and Sorn Phearun, 27, were arrested about 6:30pm at a rental house in Meanchey District’s Stung Meanchey Commune. Police seized nine packages of methamphetamines, a samurai sword and drug accessories, he said.
“They were arrested while they were using and possessing drugs in their rooms,” he said.
Police arrested a third man, Norn Bunthan, 36, at the Golden House II, a guesthouse in Chamkarmorn District’s Tumnub Toek Commune. Police seized two packages of methamphetamines, Teang Chansra said.
Separately, a French tourist was arrested and charged with trafficking drugs on Saturday, police said. Khen Sovann, deputy commander at the Phnom Penh Municipal Military Police, said the 40-year-old man was arrested in street 172 in Phsar Thmey II Commune, Daun Penh District, about 4am. Police seized six packages of methamphetamines.