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More than 800 nabbed, 219kg drugs seized in July

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More than 800 nabbed, 219kg drugs seized in July

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on August 13 that a total of 329 drug cases were suppressed in July, a decrease of 48 compared to June.

In the 329 cases, 849 suspects – 776 Cambodians and 73 foreigners – were arrested, 47 more than in June.

Of the total cases, 242 involved trafficking, 84 were drug use, one was drug syndication, and two were illegal drug planting.

Among the suspects arrested, 510 were involved in trafficking, 331 were users, five in syndication, and three in planting.

Police seized more than 219kg of several kinds of illegal drugs.

“Although the number of drug offences dropped compared to June, the amount of drugs seized increased by up to 73kg, or more than 50 per cent,” he said.

“Noticeably, there were five cases involving more than 1kg of drugs. Police arrested 13 suspects including one ring leader. Among them were eight Cambodians, one Chinese and four Vietnamese.”

These five cases involved 213kg of drugs and over 7kg of other illegal substances.

Sar Kheng urged authorities to step up their efforts in combating drug crimes without any exception and the public to participate by not involving in any form of drug offences.

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