A 37-year-old Cambodian man and his 38-year-old Vietnamese wife were sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday after they were arrested on March 16 for trafficking in 1,025.56g of methamphetamine in Tuol Sangke commune, Russey Keo district, in Phnom Penh.

Anti-drug department deputy chief In Song said police arrested the couple at their rented room in the village at about 4:30pm with cooperation from the court’s deputy prosecutor Soeun Moniroth.

The suspects were caught red-handed in the room with the drugs and police said they are now investigating the drug trafficking network the couple are involved with.

In a separate case, Boeung Keng Kang district police in the capital arrested a 26-year-old woman who had 12 small packets of methamphetamine in Olympic commune’s village I on Tuesday. The National Police reported that the suspect is a homeless person.

Police were conducting routine patrols in the area when they saw her standing alone and looking suspicious. The woman, police said, panicked when she realised the police presence.

The stash of drugs was found when she was stopped and searched. Police are currently questioning the woman at the district police station before sending her to court.

A report on the National Police website said 35 people were arrested during anti-drug operations across the Kingdom on Wednesday. It said 19 of them were targeted drug criminals while 16 were drug users. Police confiscated a total of 114.79g of methamphetamine in the operation.