Police sent two men and a woman to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on May 16 in connection with the trafficking of nearly 1kg of methamphetamine two days after their arrests in Kantaok commune’s Koul village of the capital’s Kamboul district.

In Song, deputy director of the Ministry of Interior’s Anti-Drug Department, identified the suspects as Khim Ratha, 32, Yi Bunthol, 29, and their female accomplice Noy Teav, 37.

“Our officers sent the suspects to court this evening [May 16], together with our evidence in the case – 975.57g of methamphetamine,” he said.

Song did not give any details about the operation, but according to a May 16 social media post by his department, on May 14 a specialised force led by his deputies San Sothy and Chhouk Kea in cooperation with municipal police and with the coordination of deputy prosecutor Sith Vann busted the suspects on National Road 4.

The confiscated methamphetamine was divided into 10 packages.