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‘Drug trafficker’ in police custody

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Stung Treng Police arrested a man with 2 Kg of drug. Police

‘Drug trafficker’ in police custody

A man was sent to the Stung Treng Provincial Court on Sunday, a day after anti-drug police arrested him in Prek Meas commune, in the province’s Siem Pang district, on suspicion of narcotics trafficking.

Chief of the provincial police anti-drug department, San Nimol, identified the suspect as Phal Kosal, 29, a resident of Banmuong village in Sekong commune.

“Police found two packages containing drugs, weighing more than 2kg, in his possession. We sent him [the suspect] to Stung Treng Provincial Court this morning for further legal action,” he told The Post on Sunday.

Nimol said police spotted the suspect while on patrol at 11:40am on Saturday, prior to the arrest. Their suspicion towards Kosal led to the discovery of 2.04kg of crystal methamphetamines (ICE) in his possession.

“According to the suspect’s confession, the drugs were passed to him by another person,” Nimol said.

The provincial hall on January 9 said at least 56 cases of drug trafficking and use had been uncovered in Stung Treng throughout last year, citing an anti-drug police department report.

A total of 114 people – 107 Cambodians, five Laotians and two Vietnamese – had been detained during the period. Eight of them were women. The police had also confiscated evidence such as 164.1kg of ICE, 11,995 WY pills and 22.9kg of Ketamine powder.

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