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Russei Keo raid nets drugs, two soldiers

Russei Keo raid nets drugs, two soldiers

A commune official in Russei Keo district said yesterday that four people, including two Royal Cambodian Armed Forces officers, were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking Chey Sameth, deputy chief of Prek Leap commune, said the suspects, three men and one woman, were arrested yesterday at about noon.

The arrests were made during a raid on a residence in Prek Leap village conducted by local authorities in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior’s Anti-Drug Police Unit.

“The suspects have been detained at the Ministry of Interior for further investigation and interrogation,” Chey Sameth said.

Police seized 10 packages of 2,000 tablets of an unidentified drug, a K-59 pistol, a sport utility vehicle and drug-related paraphernalia, he said.

The seized items were sent to the Ministry of Interior for cataloguing and storage, he said.

“I think this is another successful crackdown on drug smuggling in Russei Keo district,” Chey Sameth said.

“To combat trafficking, we will continue our hard work and will also appeal to the public to cooperate and report any information they have about drug trafficking and drug abuse carried out in Phnom Penh.”

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