The National Police’s anti-drug department on Wednesday sent a car dealer to Phnom Penh Municipal Court over the processing and trafficking of more than 2kg of illegal substances.
Anti-drug department director Loek Vannak told The Post on Wednesday that the 35-year-old “mastermind” was arrested on Monday in Srah Chak commune’s Village 22, in the capital’s Daun Penh district.
The seized drugs included an unspecified amount of crystal methamphetamine, known as “ice”, methamphetamine pills, known as “yama”, ecstasy tablets, liquid ecstasy and cannabis.
Equipment for the processing of drugs was also confiscated, including 48 bottles of acid. Four hundred and eighty-four empty bottles were found.
“He is the mastermind. The suspect processed and dealt drugs with accomplices, some of whom were detained earlier this year. Other accomplices are still at large. Police are continuing to work on this case in accordance with legal procedure,” Vannak said.
Led by anti-drug department deputy director Dam Chhoeun, the operation was carried out in collaboration with Daun Penh district police.
“Experts from the anti-drug department handled this case directly, while we assisted them. It is beyond my jurisdiction at this stage,” Daun Penh district police chief Tieng Chansa said.
Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Y Rin could not be reached for comment by The Post on Wednesday.