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Police make drug arrests, gang busts

Military police have arrested the daughter-in-law and grandchildren of a district council head in Stung Treng province for alleged drug trafficking from the family home.

Nou Kimnal, 42, Y Ngana, 17, and Then Tha, 23, were busted after a 10-day investigation with two small packages of meth, a scale and an unspecified amount of dollars and riel in the house of Sor Nu, head of the Sesan district council, Captain Kan Soltheara, provincial director of the Stung Treng anti-drug office, said.

“The suspects  . . . exploited their father-in-law’s house as the location for trafficking and using the drug,” Kan said, adding that Sor Nu was unaware of the crimes.

The suspects were preliminarily charged and face court today.

Meanwhile, nine men aged 18 to 32 were arrested at two guesthouses in Siem Reap, according to police.

Six were discovered with 150 grams of crystal meth in their possession, and charged with using and dealing drugs.

The others were charged over a number of burglaries. 

To contact the reporters on this story: Kim Yuthana and Thik Kaliyann at



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