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Fifteen arrested in Phnom Penh drugs raid

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Authorities cracked down on drug users in Daun Penh district, arrested 15 people and dismantled several stalls and tents. Fresh News

Fifteen arrested in Phnom Penh drugs raid

About 200 officers from Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district joint task force inspected dilapidated buildings and slums located in Srah Chak commune’s Village 2 on Wednesday and detained 15 drug users.

District police chief Tieng Chansa told The Post that the operation was led by district governor Sok Penh Vuth, deputy Phnom Penh police chief Song Ly and district Military Police chief Thong Piseth.

They were accompanied by 80 district officers, 24 district Military Police officers, 33 Phnom Penh municipal minor crime policemen, and 40 district security guards.

“The authority wanted to restore social order and eliminate drug use and trafficking in the slum. Fifteen drug addicts were detained,” he said, adding that eight of the arrested were women.

The authority inspected a total of 94 homes and demolished 11 makeshift rooms and four tents that were used as homes by the addicts.

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