Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - RCAF soldier arrested in drug-dealing sting




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.

MOST VIEWED

  • Body of woman killed in Bangkok returns

    The Cambodian embassy in Thailand is working to repatriate the body of a casino dealer who was shot dead in Bangkok on Monday night. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation spokesman Kuy Kuong told The Post on Wednesday that officials are preparing paperwork to

  • Chikungunya hits 15 provinces, says gov’t

    Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine said on Thursday that the chikungunya outbreak in the Kingdom has spread to 15 provinces. Some 1,700 people are now suspected to have the disease. Vandine urged people to prevent its further spread by eliminating shelters for the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

  • Gov’t exempts visa A and B holders from Covid fees

    Airline passengers who are diplomats and officials of international organisations holding Type A and B visas for travel to Cambodia are exempted from paying Covid-19 testing fees, said the Ministry of Health in its latest adjustment of rules on Wednesday. Health Minister Mam Bun Heng

  • Bill covering dress code draws ire

    Ministry of Interior secretary of state Ouk Kim Lek responded on Tuesday to criticism concerning a draft law that would ban women from wearing overly revealing clothing, saying that input from all parties will be considered as the law moves through the promulgation process. Several

  • What’s the deal with Cambodia and China’s FTA?

    Cambodia’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China kicks off a series of FTAs in future but for now, critics wonder what else the parties could bring to the table apart from what it already has to date By the end of this year, Cambodia

  • Police arrest 29 Chinese for PP kidnapping

    Phnom Penh Military Police arrested 29 Chinese nationals on kidnapping charges on Wednesday. The suspects are said to have abducted three other Chinese nationals from a hotel in Chaktomuk commune, Daun Penh district. The operation took place on Wednesday and was led by two deputy commanders –