Police yesterday said they have confiscated 3,300 liters of methanol from a 33-year old woman accused of illegally importing from Vietnam and attempting to sell the flammable liquid in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. Seang Bunleang, director of the Interior Ministry’s Anti-Economic Crime Police Department, said unauthorised import of methanol – which is commonly used as an antifreeze, solvent or fuel – was illegal. “Import of methanol alcohol is prohibited because it can impact people’s health,” he said, adding that the substance was sometimes used in the production of rice wine. Police released the 33-year-old woman after receiving a lecture and signing an agreement that she would stop trading in methanol.
Police seize methanol imported from Vietnam
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