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Kampong Chhnang bust sees 9 off to court

Kampong Chhnang bust sees 9 off to court

Kampong Chhnang provincial police sent nine suspects to court on Thursday for allegedly dealing and using drugs in Kampong Chhnang town, said Khoem Sophat, provincial deputy head of the anti-drug office.

“The nine suspects are believed to be involved with illegal drugs, but only one of them is a distributor. The others are only users,” he said, adding that four small packets containing methamphetamine and some paraphernalia, were confiscated.

Last year, 17,800 suspects were arrested in 8,173 cases involving seized drugs.

Separately, in Banteay Meanchey, provincial police arrested two Indonesians on suspicion of possessing drugs. They appeared in court on Thursday.

Chab Soparith, provincial deputy police chief, said Fredy Suryandi, 31, and Austin Fang Dorra, 21, were tourists staying in a casino in Poipet town.

When Suryandi and Dorra got into an argument on Tuesday night, Soparith said, a security guard intervened and called the police, who found the pair in possession of two small packets of metham-phetamine. “They were charged with drug possession,” Soparith said.

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