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Prison meth transfer goes awry

A man allegedly doing a favour for his incarcerated friend may soon be doing time himself after guards caught him trying to smuggle drugs into Prey Sar prison.

Nop Piseth, 25, of Dangkor District’s Prey Veng Commune, was arrested on Friday, while trying to sneak methamphetamine to his friend, said Major Yim Sarann, chief of Dangkor district police.

“He put a small black package of [methamphetamine] into a big package of foods, and sent it to his friend who was a prisoner,”

Sarann said. “He was arrested by our police after the prison security guards checked his prisoner friend, and confiscated a small package of drugs from him.

Piseth initially fled the scene, but Prey Veng commune police and Prey Sar Prison’s security guards found him about 15 minutes later, Sarann said. He was taken into custody and is scheduled to be charged at Phnom Penh
Municipal Court today.

Prey Sar Prison Chief Srun Leang could not be reached for comment.

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