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Raid nets giant drug haul

Police from the Ministry of Interior’s anti-drug office raided a residence in Phnom Penh used for drug trafficking on Friday, in which more than 80,000 yama pills and about 3 kilograms of methamphetamine were confiscated, according to Kiev Samon, acting director of the anti-drug department.

“It is historic. We rarely [confiscate] such a large quantity of illegal drugs and if prosecuted, these offenders will not see the sunlight,” he said today, meaning that if found guilty the suspects could face harsh prison sentences.

Kiev Samon added that police could not reveal the number of suspects arrested because they are investigating the ringleaders of the operation and that could jeopardise their investigation.

He said that police worked with prosecutors from the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to raid the home, located in the Tuol Kork village of Russei Keo district’s Tuol Sangke commune, at about 11pm on Friday night.

“It is important to crack down on the drugs because Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered to strongly [target drugs] in order that there are no drugs in Cambodia by 2015,” he said.

 

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