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Anti-drug officer arrested in meth trafficking case

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A Military Police officer and his lover were detained for trafficking 2kg of methamphetamines and 8kg of marijuana. Police

Anti-drug officer arrested in meth trafficking case

The Ministry of Interior’s Anti-Drug Department will send a Military Police officer and his lover to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday after they were detained on June 4 for trafficking 2kg of methamphetamines and 8kg of marijuana.

Anti-Drug Department deputy director In Song told The Post on Sunday that the suspects are the chief of the Takeo provincial Military Police anti-drug trafficking office, Chhun Somethea, and his lover Ken Chanry.

They were both questioned by police before a decision was made. “On Monday, I will send them to the municipal court to proceed with legal procedure,” Song said.

The two were detained on June 4 at the Sokimex petrol station in the capital’s Stung Meanchey commune, in Meanchey district, after authorities found the methamphetamine and marijuana in their car.

Police also searched Somethea’s house in Tram Kak district’s Leay Bor commune in Takeo province and seized two guns, a weighing scale and two packages of marijuana weighing 8kg.

Chanry’s rented room in the same commune was also checked and a security camera, three vehicle licence plates and two vehicle identification cards were retrieved.

In a separate case on Saturday, Chinese national He Yiri, 56, was detained by the anti-drug department for possessing drug-producing equipment in a rented room in Phnom Penh.

Yiri was detained in front of Sophea condo in Boeung Keng Kang district’s Boeung Keng Kang I commune. Police said this is where Yiri intended to set up his drug-producing operation.

Song said his authorities will send Yiri to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday.

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