Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Drug bust nabs police officer and two others

Drug bust nabs police officer and two others

Drug bust nabs police officer and two others

Three suspects, including a police officer, were arrested on Monday for alleged drug trafficking in Preah Sihanouk province.

Sok Dien, a 35-year-old penal police officer with the Preah Sihanouk town police, was arrested at his house along with Em Vannoeun, a 26-year-old teacher, and Vannoeun’s wife, Yen Sam Neang, 27, according to Heng Bunty, commander of the Preah Sihanouk provincial military police.

Bunty said that during the arrest, military police seized seven packages of methamphetamine amounting to more than a kilogram, two drug scales, one pistol with 11 bullets and one AK-47 rifle with 30 bullets.

“[We] spent four months investigating and researching them before we could … arrest them,” he said. The suspects are still being detained for questioning at the provincial military police headquarters, and are expected to be sent to the provincial court for charges today.

The suspects could not be reached for comment yesterday.


  • Serious flooding across country

    The Kampong Speu provincial Committee for Disaster Management on Wednesday issued an alert after non-stop heavy rain caused widespread flooding. In Koh Kong province, authorities are working with the disaster committee and the Cambodian Red Cross to assist those affected after more than 350 homes were

  • CNRP points to King in call for vote boycott

    Leaders of the former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have taken a new tack in their call for a boycott of the national elections later this month. They are now claiming that the people should follow the King, who is expected to abide by tradition

  • Actress’s NGO takes heat for promoting the ruling party

    An actress’s NGO which participated in an election campaign event contrary to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango) has been slammed. Chorn Chanleakena, a celebrity and the president of the Association of Artists Volunteering to Help Society, allegedly led its members in

  • Troop moves ‘won’t worry people’

    Senior officials at the Ministry of Defence and National Police said on Tuesday that riot training provided to the country’s police forces were aimed at preventing unexpected demonstrations and strikes before and after the July 29 national elections. The troop mobilisation, they said, would not