Two Lao men were arrested in Stung Treng province on Saturday in possession of 6kg of methamphetamine.
The arrests occurred at O’Svay commune, Borei O’Svay in Sen Chey district, Stung Treng, said anti-drug office chief Chem Phanith.
He said his officers worked in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior’s Anti-Drug Department to arrest and question the suspects who confessed.
“The suspects and the evidence were sent to the provincial court on Sunday,” said Phanith.
Anti-Drug Department deputy director Yin Panharith said the operation was carried out by his office and the Stung Treng provincial police.
The joint forces pretended to be buyers, Panharith said. It was the second drug bust in the district related to Laotian suspects.
In a separate drug case on July 8, a Vietnamese man was arrested in Bavet commune, Bavet district, in Svay Rieng on charges of trafficking 11kg of drugs.
Svay Rieng provincial anti-drug chief Kan Ken told The Post on Sunday that the suspect, 31, was charged and sent to the Svay Rieng provincial prison by Judge Din Sivuthy.
The defendant was caught attempting to deliver the drugs across the border by motorbike.