In another fruitless smuggling effort, a man was arrested when he allegedly tried to sneak methamphetamine to his brother in prison.
Police sent Nuy Chandy, a 28-year-old garment worker, to Pursat Provincial Court yesterday after he allegedly smuggled four packages of the drug to his 30-year-old brother, who had been in Pursat province’s Correctional Centre 4 for two years on an armed robbery conviction, said Captain Vorng Saveth, deputy chief of Phnom Kravanh district police.
“He had hidden drugs inside body lotion bottles and put it along with foods and dried fish,” Saveth said.
Prison guards who searched his brother found the methamphetamine, worth about $300, Saveth said. Police arrested Chandy as he waited for a taxi to take him back to Phnom Penh.
If convicted, Chandy could be jailed for up to five years.
Guards at Prey Sar prison saw a similar case last week when a 25-year-old man was arrested after allegedly smuggling methamphetamine in for a friend.