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Village chief, wife charged after drug bust raid

The chief of Sen Sok village and his wife are being detained by the Oddar Meanchey Provincial Court and face drug-trafficking charges after a raid of their Tomnum Dach commune home in Trapaing Prasat district last week uncovered about 70 tablets of methamphetamine commonly known as yama.

Prosecutor Kuy Kanya told the Post yesterday that the provincial court had charged the village chief, Seng Ra, 60, and his wife, Phouk Moun, 57, after Trapaing Prasat district forces found the yama, bongs and other drug paraphernalia in the home on Tuesday.

“They are currently being detained in Oddar Meanchey prison,” he said.   

During questioning, Ra denied involvement in trafficking.

Witnesses, however, said drugs were routinely brought to the home and many strangers came and went, accusations that led police to stake out the home.

District police chief Ly Darith said: “The suspects were under tight police watch for a week. We worked together with local authorities and requested a warrant for their arrest.”

To contact the reporter on this story: Khoun Leakhana at



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