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K Cham drug bust puts half dozen behind bars

K Cham drug bust puts half dozen behind bars

Six men were arrested by Kampong Cham’s provincial anti-drug police and sent to court yesterday in the wake of a Wednesday drug bust.

Kampong Cham provincial deputy police chief Chan Hor said authorities were tipped off about a drug ring that operated out of a house in Tbong Khmum district’s Preah Theat village. Members of the anti-drug police force raided the house on Wednesday, arresting six men ranging from 19 to 30 years of age, and confiscated drugs and equipment used for consuming drugs. “They have been initially charged with using drugs,” said Chan Hor.

He added that this was the fourth crackdown this month in Kampong Cham on drug traffickers and users.

However,  Neang  Sovath, provincial coordinator for Adhoc, said the impact of the  authorities’ drug busts was limited as distribution, trafficking and drug usage happened constantly  in rural areas.

“Authorities need to continue cracking down on drug distribution and especially arrest the ring leaders,” he said.

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