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Girl, 12, in capital drug bust

Girl, 12, in capital drug bust

Police in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district yesterday detained a 12-year-old girl along with two women after the girl was allegedly caught in the act of delivering methamphetamines to the women’s home.

The raid on the house in which suspects Sean Sokha, 71, and So Lyda, 33, were arrested was conducted after a lengthy investigation, said Sok Sam Uth, Tonle Bassac commune police chief.

About seven officers could be seen milling around the scene, with two in uniform and the rest in plainclothes. “Our authorities arrested three people and confiscated 36 packets of drugs, with one packet worth $5,” he said.

Police are waiting for word from the court on what to do with the girl, though it’s likely she will be released, Sam Uth said, adding that authorities will investigate who roped her into the drug deal.