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Nine questioned for alleged drug trafficking

Nine questioned for alleged drug trafficking

Nine suspects are set to be questioned by the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court after being arrested in Poipet town on Tuesday for allegedly trafficking in drugs.

The group included seven Cambodians, a Thai and a Vietnamese national who were staying at a casino, according to a report from the province’s Military Police.

Interrogation of the Vietnamese national led officers to further arrests, and the seizure of 23 packets of methamphetamine weighing a total of 11.6 grams, 16 mobile phones and two ID cards.

The suspects were sent to court on Wednesday for questioning, which was still ongoing as of Thursday, confirmed provincial court spokesman Roeun Lina.

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