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Siem Reap drug bust snares eight

Police sent eight alleged drug dealers to court in Siem Reap town yesterday after arresting them in a rental house the night before with several packages of crystal methamphetamine, police said.

Colonel Srey Youra, deputy commander of the Siem Reap Provincial Military Police, said that the eight men were preliminarily charged with drug use and trafficking.

“They all were drug users and gangsters living in Siem Reap province,” he said. “They were arrested while they were purchasing and using drugs inside a rental house in Siem Reap town on Saturday at midnight.”

According to Srey Youra, police seized six packages of methamphetamines in the raid on the rental house, along with three motorbikes and other drug-related materials.

He added the eight suspects were identified as Yin Saran, 36; Yee Yy, 42; Choeun Chit, 18; Noeun Khath, 28; Tuon Tola, 18; Moeuth Chitr, 28; Uo Khuoch, 28; and Sem Sophea, 28.

Under Cambodia’s Anti-Drug Law, if the suspects are found guilty, they would each face between one and five years in prison.

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