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Court charges nine with drug trafficking after KTV raid

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Phnom Penh municipal police arrested people and seized a large quantity of drugs during a raid at a KTV in Phsar Depot I commune, in Tuol Kork district on August 26. Police

Court charges nine with drug trafficking after KTV raid

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court decided to hold six people in prison and send three others to a drug rehabilitation centre following a police raid at a Phnom Penh KTV on August 26 that resulted in the arrest of 101 people.

Deputy prosecutor Muth Dara charged the six with trafficking, distribution and conspiring to traffic.

The three who were sent to the drug rehabilitation centre after the raid at KTV GO 18 in Tuol Kork district’s Phsar Depot I commune were charged with storing, trafficking and using drugs.

“After the nine were questioned, Dara sent them to Judge Im Vannak who decided on Wednesday to send six to prison,” court spokesman Kuch Kimlong said on Thursday.

Phnom Penh police spokesperson San Sok Seyha said the nine included four Chinese, four Cambodians and a Vietnamese.

He said police seized evidence, including 19 bottles of suspected drugs, 14 bottles of pink medicine, a bottle of rel deil, 27 small packets of crystal methamphetamine powder, and 23 small packets of green pills.

Also seized were 63 bottles of mixed medicine with Chinese characters, 13 small packets of Sidomuucul binary stawlna, and five red pills. It’s not clear exactly what types of drugs some of these are.

“We sent all of it to the court, but I don’t know how the court will decide the case,” he said.

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