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Anti-drugs police hunt for accomplices after two women arrested

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Two women were detained for drug trafficking on Sunday, with 22 packets of what is believed to be methamphetamine seized. Photo supplied

Anti-drugs police hunt for accomplices after two women arrested

The Ministry of Interior’s anti-drugs police department is looking for accomplices after two women were detained for drug trafficking in Phnom Penh on Sunday, with the seizure of 22 packets of what is believed to be methamphetamine.

In a separate case, a man was placed in pre-trial detention in Takeo provincial prison for a similar offence.

In Song, the anti-drugs department’s deputy bureau chief told The Post on Monday that the two women were arrested on Sunday in the capital’s Russey Keo district.

The case was under further investigation by authorities.

“Our department cracked down on the trafficking of illicit drugs, but I cannot give you more details because police are still working on the case,” he said.

The suspects, both female, were aged 25 and 31. Anti-drugs police arrested them on Sunday in Chong Ksach village, in Russey Keo’s Tuol Sangke I commune, the police report said.

Twenty-two packages of a white powder believed to be methamphetamine, two sets of weighing scales, bags for packaging drugs and equipment for their consumption were among the evidence seized.

In a separate case, Takeo provincial court placed 32-year-old Nget Sambo in pre-trial detention on Sunday after he was charged with trafficking drugs following his arrest the previous day.

“The suspect was charged by the provincial court under Article 40 of the Law on Drugs Control,” Takeo provincial court spokesman Phan Sopheak told The Post on Monday.

The man was charged by Investigating Judge Kong Um Min, he added.

“Takeo provincial military drugs police cracked down on the suspected trafficking and possession of illegal drugs in Chork village, in Donkeo city’s Roka Knong commune."

“This action resulted in the detention of one suspect and the seizure of eight packets of methamphetamine, one set of weighing scales, two mobile phones and packaging equipment,” Takeo provincial military police said on social media Saturday.

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