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RCAF soldier arrested in drug-dealing sting

RCAF soldier Ly Set sits in the back of a vehicle on Saturday after he was arrested in Stung Treng province for alleged drug trafficking. Photo supplied
RCAF soldier Ly Set sits in the back of a vehicle on Saturday after he was arrested in Stung Treng province for alleged drug trafficking. Photo supplied

RCAF soldier arrested in drug-dealing sting

A soldier was arrested on Friday for allegedly trafficking a kilogram of an unidentified illegal drug, according to Stung Treng military police chief Colonel Ieng Vandy.

The arrest was made by military police in cooperation with the anti-drug department.

According to Vandy, the suspect, Ly Set, 45, was based in Preah Vihear province as part of Division 9’s Regiment 394.

Vandy said Set was arrested in Thala Barivat district with the help of an undercover agent. The undercover agent ordered the drugs, which police refused to identify, from Set, who was then arrested while delivering the product. His motorbike was also confiscated.

“He has not been sent to court yet,” Vandy said yesterday. “He is in jail awaiting a hearing date.”

Muth Bun That and Kol Vei, commanders of Regiment 394 and Division 9, respectively, could not be reached for comment.

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