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Raids net 54kg of drugs, two suspects in capital

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Police on June 14 sent two men to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, four days after a series of raids in the capital netted more than 54kg of illegal drugs. POLICE

Raids net 54kg of drugs, two suspects in capital

Police on June 14 sent two men to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, four days after a series of raids in the capital netted more than 54kg of illegal drugs.

Lek Vannak, director of the Ministry of Interior’s anti-drug department, identified the suspects as 31-year-old Chinese national Bao Jiang and Cambodian Trav Ritheara, 26.

“The two are suspected of involvement in drug trafficking,” he told The Post briefly on June 14.

In Song, deputy director of the department, confirmed that the two were drug traffickers, but declined to give further details.

According to a June 14 National Police report, a joint force targeted four locations on June 10. The first suspect was arrested in Toul Kork district’s Teuk La’ak III commune along with over 7kg of heroin.

The second suspect was arrested in Tumnup I village of Sen Sok district’s Phnom Penh Thmey commune along with 32kg of methamphetamine and 13kg of Ketamine.

The force later searched a house at the Borey Camko gated community in Russey Keo district’s Toul Sangke commune and found 688.86g of methamphetamine.

They also conducted a raid on another apartment in Prampi Makara district’s Veal Vong commune and discovered 417.35g of crystal methamphetamine, 164.21g of capsule methamphetamine, 212.85g of Ketamine and 193g of an unknown powder.

Mak Chito, deputy National Police chief in charge of drug crimes, said crimes like cultivation, trafficking, and the use of drugs were not decreasing and remained a regional and global threat to society.

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