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Youths bring drugs to Prey Sar prison

A guard at Prey Sar prison yesterday arrested four high-school students who were allegedly trying to sneak drugs into the prison and pass them to inmates.

According to the guard, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media, four students arrived at the prison on two motorbikes about 10:30 am and asked permission to visit a friend.

Once inside the walls and chatting in a group, they tried to pass some meth to their buddy, but the guard saw them, confiscated the drugs and handed the four over to local police.

They were detained at the Dangkor district police station, but the guard did not say if they were charged.

Authorities did not provide ages for the suspects but said they had seized four small packages of drugs.

“The suspects were quest-ioned at the Dangkor district police station,” the guard said.

Khat Seanglim, the deputy police chief of Dangkor district, said he had not had a chance to look into the case because he was busy with meetings yesterday.

Mak Kunth, a military police officer in the district’s Prey Veng commune, could not be reached for comment.

Attempts to slip drugs to boyfriends and husbands in Prey Sar are nothing new.

A woman accused of bringing drugs to her husband in Prey Sar on March 7 was arr-ested yesterday and sent to municipal court.

On December 7, a 24-year-old woman was arrested for the same offence. A few weeks before that, two schoolgirls visiting their imprisoned boyfriends tried to bring drugs — and a gun — into the jail.

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