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RCAF officer accused of selling meth

RCAF officer accused of selling meth

An officer of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces was arrested on charges of drug trafficking in Phnom Penh’s Thmey commune on Monday night, police said.

Sen Sok district police officer Keo Sarith said that military officer Sok Sovannarith, 27, a member of RCAF’s Brigade E-70, stationed in Kampong Speu Province’s Otdong district, was arrested while selling methamphetamine at the Suon Reatrey Restaurant in Sen Sok.

“Our police forces arrested him while he was selling the drugs to a number of drug users at the restaurant,” Sarith said.

The drug users escaped, he added.

Sarith said that after Sovannarith’s arrest, police seized two packages of methamphetamine powder from him. He is currently being detained at the Sen Sok district police office for further questioning and investigation. He will be sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for charges today.

Sok Sovannarith and his defence lawyer could not be reached for comment yesterday.

To contact the reporter on this story: Buth Reaksmey Kongkea at [email protected]

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