Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Smugglers busted on Laos border

Smugglers busted on Laos border

Three Cambodians were among 11 people captured in Laos for allegedly smuggling methamphetamine in a joint operation carried out by Cambodian and Laotian anti-drugs police.

The March 19 arrests took place less than 10 kilometres from the Cambodian border, in Muang Khong district, Champasak province, according to Cambodia’s anti-drugs chief, Lieutenant General Khieu Saman. “These 11 suspects were targeted transnational drug traffickers hiding in the Cambodia-Laos border region,” Saman told the Post.

Along with three kilograms of methamphetamine, police reported seizing an AK-47, a handgun, ammunition, three grenades, a car and a motorbike.

The three Cambodian suspects were named as Chea Thy, 50; Seng Hoeung, 40; and Veng Mor, 37. The eight Laotian suspects were identified as Phin Samorn, 28; Nam Sok, 15; Bun Ma, 36; Hak Sady, 20; Leaksy Bunhoeun, 21; Vinhean Duong Mala, 38; Thorng Sean, 30; and Chan Samorn, 48.

The meth trade in East Asia-Pacific is estimated by the United Nations to be worth more than $15 billion annually.



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".