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Man detained after 549 WY pills seized

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Police raided a Chinese-owned karaoke parlour in Sihanoukville on Thursday, detained more than 100 mostly Chinese nationals and seized an unspecified amount of drugs. Photo supplied

Man detained after 549 WY pills seized

A Cambodian man was detained by Oddar Meanchey provincial military police with 549 WY pills and sent to the Oddar Meanchey Provincial Court. Meanwhile, nine Chinese nationals were sent to the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court after they were held at Obama Club in Preah Sihanouk province on Thursday with 44gm of ketamine.

Ly Darith, the deputy commander of Oddar Meanchey provincial military police, identified the Cambodian suspect as Heng Phat, 40. He was arrested for trafficking illegal drugs and was sent to the provincial court on Sunday.

“I cannot provide further details of his detention as the report was sent to the National Military Police. You may contact their spokesperson for details,” he said.

National Military Police spokesman Eng Hy could not be reached for comment on Sunday.

However, an Oddar Meanchey military police officer, who wished not to be named, told The Post on Sunday that the suspect was detained at about 9am on Saturday at his home located in Kiri Mongkol village, O’Smach commune, Samrong district, in Oddar Meanchey province.

He said the suspect was arrested and detained while carrying out illegal activities, and the police were able to confiscate 549 pills of WY and a small package of WY.

Separately, Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities held more than 100 people during the crackdown on Obama Club, located in Sihanoukville, on Thursday.

Preah Sihanouk provincial police chief Choun Narin told The Post on Sunday that among the more than 100 club-goers, only nine people were involved in drugs, and one of them was a woman.

All nine Chinese nationals were sent to the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court on Saturday.

“Two of them were club owners, and the others were supervisors or managers. They were accused for providing a location for drug trafficking, distributing and using drugs,” he said.

He said police did not detain those who were not involved, while the club was temporary closed down as 44.59gm of ketamine and 54gm of ecstasy pills, along with drug related equipment, were found and confiscated.

On the charges, Yem Bunnarath, the spokesperson of Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court, could not be reached on Sunday.


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