Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police raid shisha club, arrest 80

Police raid shisha club, arrest 80

Police arrested 80 people in two Phnom Penh raids over the weekend for allegedly smoking the flavoured tobacco product shisha, which was banned in Cambodia early last year, police said yesterday.

Brigadier General San Suthy, deputy chief of the Ministry of Interior’s Anti-Drug Police Department, said that 50 youths were arrested in a raid on the Sahara Club in Chamkarmon district on Friday night.

In the raid, police located and seized 20 pipes for smoking shisha and two samurai swords.

The suspects were later released after signing contracts foreswearing future shisha use.

“We now are seeking to arrest the owners of the club, who have escaped, because they have violated the regulation of the head of government,” he said.

Last February, authorities cracked down on shisha nationwide after Prime Minister Hun Sen called for “urgent” action to ban the substance.



Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".