Two farmers were charged yesterday with allegedly smuggling nearly 4 kilograms of marijuana to Vietnam through Takeo province’s Kirivong district.
Major Suon Savin, deputy chief of the province’s anti-drug police, identified the two suspects as Ean Dalin, 21, and E Taing Ny, 35.
“They were charged by the provincial court’s prosecutor with transporting dried marijuana, under Article 40 of the Anti-Drug Law,” Savin said.
“If found guilty, they face imprisonment of two to five years each,” he added.
The two suspects remained in custody yesterday under questioning by the Takeo Provincial Court’s appointed investigative judge. They will be held at the provincial prison until their questioning is concluded.
Major Youk Sarath, district chief for Kirivong, said the suspects were caught in the act on Saturday night.
“Another suspect successfully managed to escape,” he added.
Police confiscated the marijuana and motorbikes from the men. The alleged drug smugglers reportedly told police they had been paid $50 to take the drugs to Vietnam.