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Drug traffickers busted in capital

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The couple, which was caught with 60kg of drugs, got their date in court on Friday. Police

Drug traffickers busted in capital

Anti-drug police have sent a couple to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for producing and trafficking nearly 60kg of drugs which were seized in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district on Wednesday.

National Police anti-drug department director Loek Vannak told The Post on Thursday that the police had arrested Lee Kwan Fuk from Hong Kong, and his wife Thet Thet Hlaing on Wednesday.

He said the couple were ringleaders in a drug production operation.

Police confiscated 57kg of ecstasy and two drug-producing machines from the couple on Wednesday.

“We already questioned the two suspects, and we are preparing to send them to court on Friday to be charged for drug trafficking.

“Police experts are continuing with the investigation to find those involved and bring them to justice,” Vannak said, adding that the couple had rented a house for five months in the city.

In a separate case, local media reported that an Oddar Meanchey provincial court clerk had been caught trafficking dugs and was arrested by provincial police.

But provincial police chief Men Ly denied the report.

He told The Post on Thursday that the report was intended to defame provincial court officials.

He admitted a man involved with drug trafficking had appeared in a picture shared on social media, but he was not a court official.

“No, the man in the picture was not [a court clerk], don’t be confused. He is a villager in Samrong district,” Ly said.


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