The Stung Treng Provincial Court prosecutor is questioning a man arrested for allegedly trafficking more than 2kg of drugs from Laos to Cambodia.
The case has not gone to the judge yet, according to court spokesman Kim Hong San. He said the drugs must first be sent to a laboratory.
“We need to take some samples and send them to the drug laboratory to confirm the pure percentage,” he said.
Article 40 of the 2012 law on drug control stipulates that the charge of illegal possession, transportation or trafficking of drugs is punishable by two to five years in prison. In addition to imprisonment, offenders can receive an additional fine of four million to 10 million riel ($1,000 to $2,500).
The law also states a perpetrator can face imprisonment for five to 10 years and a fine of 10 million to 20 million riel in the case of amphetamines, methamphetamine or ecstasy in pure quantities ranging from 80 grammes to less than 240 grammes.
Provincial deputy police chief Phay Raksmey said the suspect and evidence were sent to court on November 30.
According to Raksmey, the suspect is a 20-year-old Cambodian man living in Preah Romkel commune’s Leu village in Stung Treng province’s Borei O’Svay Sen Chey district.
He was arrested on November 28 at Leu village with 10 methamphetamine tablets, equivalent to 20,000 pills and weighing 2,032.2 grams.
Raksmey said Stung Treng anti-drug police are still investigating to find other suspects.