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Officers arrested: Three police charged after drug raids

Officers arrested: Three police charged after drug raids

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. 


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