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Police net six in drug raids

Two people faced charges today in Koh Kong province and four more were charged in Pursat in a pair of drug trafficking and distribution cases.

In Koh Kong, the owner of a shop and karaoke parlour in Smach Meanchey district was charged along with another woman for allegedly selling drugs to customers.

Koh Kong police chief Hen Vuthea identified the suspect as Pao Somaly, 41, and Aun Srey Pich, 26.

“These two people were arrested while selling drugs to customers who drink coffee at their shop,” he said.

In Pursat, provincial police chief Hen Vuthea said four people had been charged with drug trafficking following a raid on a Veal Veng district home in which police confiscated 1,215 pills of yama, a methamphetamine.

Four people – Phean Phea, 32, Un Ton, 32, Em Khon, 48, and Ouk Tak, 37 – are being held in connection with the case.

Phnom Penh deputy police chief Pen Rath said 259 people had been arrested in drug-related cases in the capital in the first two months of this year as part of an ongoing crackdown.

Today, he said, police uncovered four drug production sites and a mobile drug lab allegedly belonging to a suspect arrested last month for trafficking.

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