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Foreigners caught red handed bringing drugs

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A man was arrested for drug trafficking by immigration police based at Siem Reap International Airport. General Department of Immigration

Foreigners caught red handed bringing drugs

A Romanian man was arrested for drug trafficking by immigration police based at the Siem Reap International Airport in cooperation with Siem Reap provincial anti-drugs police and other relevant authorities.

The suspect, Narcis-Manuel Olaru, was detained around 9:55am on Wednesday, according to a report published on the General Department of Immigration’s Facebook page on Wednesday.

The report said the suspect was arrested after authorities found nearly 5kg of methamphetamines in his four different backpacks, while he prepared to fly to Hong Kong, China.

Both the suspect and the evidence were transferred to Siem Reap provincial police, in accordance with legal procedures.

National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) spokesperson Meas Vyrith told The Post on Wednesday that the authorities are currently in pursuit of other suspects involved in the case. He declined to disclose further details at the time.

In a separate case, a Lao national, identified as Nguan Lae, 40, was detained by Stung Treng provincial Military Police at 10:42am on Wednesday near country boundary post number 36, located in Samaki commune’s Kham Phan village in Stung Treng town.

Provincial Military Police deputy commander Uy Kvai, who is in charge of combating cross-border drug trafficking said: “After the arrest, police found 27 packages of WY pills, totalling more than 5,000 pills and weighing over 1kg, which were hidden on his person.

“Police are currently preparing a case, and will send the suspect and the narcotics to the provincial court inaccordance with legal procedures.”

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