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Kampot cops arrest drug traffickers

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Two foreigners and a Cambodian woman were arrested with drugs on Tuesday. National Police

Kampot cops arrest drug traffickers

Kampot provincial police, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior’s Internal Security Department, arrested three drug trafficking suspects in two separate raids on Monday and Tuesday in Kampot town.

Police found more than 2000 pills believed to be methamphetamines, MDMA (ecstasy) and ICE (crystal meth).

Kampot provincial police chief Mao Chanmakthurith identified the trio as 37-year-old Turkish national Tasdelen Onder; 29-year-old Uzbekistani Anjerla Oribjanovna; and 28-year-old Cambodian national Mom Sophea.

He said police began investigating on Monday when 1,503 pills and a large package containing a substance believed to be methamphetamine were discovered at the provincial post office.

Police then went on to raid a shop, finding 500 MDMA pills, 264 grams of ICE and 180 pills of an unidentified substance.

According to the ministry’s anti-drug police department, so far this year authorities have tackled 7,723 drug cases, arresting 15,613 suspects, 276 of whom were foreigners.

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