Officers from the Ministry of Interior’s Anti-drug Department arrested three Chinese nationals and a Cambodian man for being involved in trafficking 5kg of illegal drugs from South Africa to Cambodia.
According to the department's report, the clampdown began on August 19 in cooperation with customs officials at Phnom Penh International Airport and in the presence of Phnom Penh Municipal Court deputy prosecutor Seng Hieng.
“Specialist officials checked the irregular package sent from Johannesburg in South Africa to Cambodia via DHL, finding ketamine liquid stored in 60 bottles of Aloe Gel, weighing 5kg”.
After inspecting the suspicious packages, the officers continued their investigation and found out that the intended recipients resided in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town.
They then cooperated with the provincial court, authorities and police to raid a house in Poipet, arresting the four suspects, according to the report.