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Busted duo denies being drug dealers

Busted duo denies being drug dealers

Two men were tried in the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday for allegedly selling more than half a kilogram of methamphetamine to undercover police near Wat Phnom last year.

Construction workers Sotr Seiha, 35, and Sy Seak, 26, were charged with drug trafficking under the Anti-Drug Law following the July 7 incident, said presiding judge Kor Vandy.

The two men, anti-drug intervention police chief Kim Seang said, were middlemen for higher-level drug dealers hiding in Phnom Penh, and were contacted by anti-drug police last July. Each kilogram, he added, was priced at $50,000. “They were arrested inside our police car after they have sold drugs to our undercover police,” Seang said.

Police seized two large packages of drugs including one of yama and another of methamphetamine powder after the arrest.

The men denied that they were drug traffickers, adding that they were only working to receive commission from an unnamed woman who promised them $300 for delivering the drugs to her clients.

A verdict in the case will be handed down on April 21.


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