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Pair held over prison drug buns

Pair held over prison drug buns

Two men were arrested for allegedly hiding methamphetamine in Chinese buns and attempting to sneak them in to prisoners at Prey Sar prison on Monday, and they will be sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court today to face drug trafficking charges.

Chhoub Sok Heng, Dangkor district deputy police chief, said that police had detained the suspects at Dangkor district police station in Phnom Penh on suspicion of drug trafficking violations before they were to be sent to court today.

He said the suspects, a 33-year-old teacher and a 29-year-old guesthouse worker, were both arrested by Prey Sar prison guards at the prison’s Correction Centre 1, after they attempted to sneak the drugs into the prison concealed in Chinese snacks for their friends, who are currently incarcerated at the prison.

He added that police also  confiscated a luxury car, 500 milligrams of methamphetamine, 990,000 riels (about US$245), US$118 and four mobile phones from the two suspects.

“It is very lucky that we arrested them on time; if not it would have been out of order in the prison,” Chhoub Sok Heng said yesterday.

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