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Anti-drug cop arrested in Thailand over meth

Anti-drug cop arrested in Thailand over meth

A police officer combating drugs in Battambang has been arrested across the border in Thailand, accused of possessing almost 3,000 yama tablets. Sao Chanthy, from Kamrieng district, was detained by Thai authorities over the weekend, said Chhor Keurn, district deputy police chief.

“I do not know whether he has been dealing drugs or not before,” he said.According to Chet Vanny, Battambang deputy police chief, Cambodian authorities have launched their own investigation into whether the accused was involved in trafficking the methamphetamine.

“[Officials] are contacting Thai authorities. If the investigation shows that he is [innocent], we can ask Thai authorities to send him back.” Cambodian police have travelled to Thailand in response to the arrest, officials added.

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