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Chinese arrested in guns, drugs bust

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The two suspects were caught dealing in 562.78g of ecstasy (MDMA) on March 7 and 8 in Sihanoukville. Preah Sihanouk Provincial Police

Chinese arrested in guns, drugs bust

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Police Station sent two suspects to the provincial court on March 10 after they were caught dealing in 562.78g of ecstasy (MDMA) on March 7 and 8 at village 5, commune IV, Sihanoukville.

Preah Sihanouk provincial police chief Chuon Narin said on Tuesday that the first suspect is a 34-year-old Chinese national who had been living in village 3, commune IV, in Sihanoukville.

The second suspect is a 27-year-old Chinese national who had been living in village 4, commune IV, in Sihanoukville. Both suspects were men who did not have passports or regular employment.

“We have already questioned the suspects and they were sent to the provincial court on Tuesday. They are suspected of drug-related crimes,” said Narin.

Narin said the arrests came about after police observed a Chinese man acting suspiciously. They reported the matter to Preah Sihanouk provincial court for legal assistance to allow them to investigate further.

They proceeded to search a rented room in connection with the suspect, and found two guns with four bullets, after which they made the arrest. This led to the arrest of the second suspect afterwards in village 3.

Narin confirmed that police retrieved evidence which included 562.78g of ecstasy, 4.77g of dry marijuana, two weighing scales, and other equipment.

The National Police on Tuesday said it arrested 13 people across the country in connection with drug crimes on Monday.


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