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Orchestrated drug raid nets six suspects

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Police detained six suspects for drug use, drug trafficking, and drug processing and seized almost 4kg of miscellaneous drugs. Anti-drug Department

Orchestrated drug raid nets six suspects

Six suspects were sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday by the National Police’s anti-drug department after authorities raided three locations in the capital and seized nearly 4kg of drugs.

The suspects allegedly processed, trafficked and used drugs.

Department director Lek Vannak said expert authorities launched an operation on April 26 to simultaneously investigate the trafficking, storing and illegal use of drugs at three different targets.

Authorities said they arrested a drug processing expert and an experienced drug trafficker during the operation.

“Authorities have already completed the questioning and sent the case and suspects to court on April 29, but I don’t know what the court’s decision will be,” Vannak said.

Deputy prosecutor and Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Kuch Kimlong could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.

A departmental report released on Wednesday said the operation was led by its deputy director In Song and Phnom Penh Municipal Court deputy prosecutor Plang Sophal.

It said the targets were the Chbar Ampov market area and Doeum Sleng village in Chbar Ampov district’s Chbar Ampov II commune, and Prek Kampeus commune’s Srey Snam village in Dangkor district.

The report added that authorities seized a total of 397.51g of drugs, including 23.74g of methamphetamine, 29.50g of MDMA, 183.17g of Ketamine, 6.3g of Nimetazepam, 154.8g of dried marijuana and 3,466.29g of unspecified substances.

The authorities also seized a scale, two motorbikes, three mobile phones, a set of drug processing tools, drug packaging materials and other drug paraphernalia.

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