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Tycoon's family sent to court for drug dealing

The family of disgraced oknha Tan Senghak will be sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday, after anti-drug police took control of investigations and questioning the suspected drug dealers yesterday.

Senghak, his wife, daughter, two sons and 12 others were arrested by anti-drugs police during a Phnom Penh raid on Tuesday that nearly caught the parties red-handed.  

Police said tycoon Senghak, who allegedly doubles as a well-connected dealer, had been smoking methamphetamine only minutes before the bust.

In the raid on the Sen Sok house, officials uncovered an assortment of drugs including crystal methamphetamine and a large bag of cocaine.

Along with the drugs, police seized $2,500, 10 bullets, a large package of pipes, jewellery, two passports, nine mobile phones, four cameras, nine motorbikes and a car.

Kieu Saman, director of the anti-drugs department at the Ministry of Interior, said yesterday Senghak could not  be sent to the court on Thursday as scheduled following two days of questioning because of a lack of completed legal documents.

“The suspects will be sent to court on Friday due to too much legal work to deal with this case,” Saman said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Kim Sarom at



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