Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Australian police arrest Cambodian

Australian police arrest Cambodian

Australian police arrest Cambodian

A Cambodian man has been accused of smuggling heroin into Australia. The 57-year-old was arrested at Brisbane International Airport on May 31, Australian authorities said. In a statement, the Australian Federal Police stated that the man was taken to a hospital for a medical examination, during which, police said, he passed 300 pellets containing roughly 1 kilogram of heroin. The man was charged with importing a “marketable quantity” of illegal drugs, an offence that carries with it a 25-year prison term on conviction.

MOST VIEWED

  • Diplomatic passports issued to foreigners to be annulled

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will move to annul diplomatic passports issued to those not born in Cambodia. Analysts say the move may be in relation to reports that former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra used a Cambodian passport to register as

  • Hun Sen warns Irish MP of EBA ‘mistake’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday told former Irish premier Enda Kenny, still a member of the EU nation’s parliament, that the 28-nation bloc should not make a “third mistake” regarding Cambodia by using the preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement to “take 16 million

  • The hairy little heroes saving many lives in rural Cambodia

    IN RURAL Siem Reap province, rats dare to tread where no person will, as these hairy little heroes place their lives on the line each day for the good of the local community. The rodents are the most important members of a special team, leading

  • PM warns EU and opposition on 34th anniversary of his rule

    HUN Sen reached the milestone of 34 years as Cambodian prime minister on Monday and used the groundbreaking ceremony for a new ring road around Phnom Penh to tell the international community that putting sanctions on the Kingdom meant killing the opposition. “Please don’t forget