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Six Vietnamese suspects arrested with nearly 100kg of methamphetamine

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A Vietnamese man were arrested last Friday in a raid where nearly 2kg of methamphetamine was seized as evidence from a rented room, located in the capital's Boeung Prolit commune. Police

Six Vietnamese suspects arrested with nearly 100kg of methamphetamine

National Police anti-drug department director Loek Vannak said it had cracked down on large-scale drug activities in Phnom Penh from December 3-6 and arrested a total of six Vietnamese suspects.

It had also seized a total of nearly 100kg of drugs as evidence.

The anti-drug department has detained a Vietnamese couple in possession of nearly 2kg of drugs last Friday and arrested four Vietnamese nationals last Tuesday for producing and processing drugs in Phnom Penh.

Vannak told The Post on Sunday that the Vietnamese couple were arrested last Friday in a raid where nearly 2kg of methamphetamine was seized as evidence from a rented room, located in the capital's Boeung Prolit commune.

In an earlier operation last Tuesday, the department collaborated with police forces in Boeung Keng Kang district to crack down a large-scale drug activity.

They arrested four Vietnamese nationals and seized 10kg of methamphetamine as evidence at a rented house in Boeung Keng Kang II commune.

After questioning the four suspects, police tracked down a location used for storing, producing and processing drugs that was located in Chbar Ampov district’s Prek Aeng commune.

They seized 22kg of methamphetamine and 54kg of half-finished drug substances, including two machines for producing and processing the drugs and 28 litres of chemicals combined with liquid substances as evidence.

Vannak said specialist officials had built the case file of the six suspects to send them to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court last Saturday for legal proceedings.

Relating to the case, Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Kuch Kimlong told The Post on Sunday that the four suspects who were arrested last Tuesday had been charged with “trafficking, storing, producing and processing drugs”.

The two others who were arrested last Friday had been charged with “drug trafficking”, he said.

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