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Israeli suspected of drug possession held in Svay Rieng

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Police go through belongings from a foreigner held on suspicion of possessing drugs. police

Israeli suspected of drug possession held in Svay Rieng

Svay Rieng provincial police sent an Israeli man to the local court on Monday after he was arrested on the suspicion of possessing drugs.

Provincial police anti-drugs office chief, Kan Ken, said the suspect identified as Trilessky Ran, 41, rented a room at Chy Long guesthouse in Svay Rieng town on Friday.

The owner of the guesthouse grew suspicious of him and contacted local police the following day.

With approval from prosecutor Kong Chan Khemarith, police and relevant authorities searched the suspect’s room, finding five large and two small packages of a powdered mixture.

“The powder contained substances that can be used to make drugs,” Ken said.

Police said the suspect’s urine also tested positive for THC, the active ingredient in cannabis. Officials seized a motorbike, three mobile phones and two laptops. More than 2kg of medicine were also seized, the National Police report stated.

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