Banteay Meanchey police on Tuesday sent a couple and more than 6,000 methamphetamine pills being evidence to the provincial court.

Provincial deputy police chief Ngeng Sochea, who is in charge of drug offences, told The Post the suspects Chhin Sampov, 51, and his wife Tuy Sothea, 47, live in Teuk Thla commune, in Sisophon town. They were arrested at home on Sunday with the pills and 100g of other drugs.

“We observed the couple for months before arresting them. Residents told us they are drug traffickers,” Sochea said. He said police acted as if they were drug buyers to collect evidence.

“When police arrested Sampov, they retrieved more than 30 packets of drugs. “After questioning, it was decided to send the couple to court for drug trafficking,” he said.

Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court spokesman Teng Samai told The Post on Tuesday that the court has not charged them yet. “The case is under investigation,” he said.