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Swedish national faces life sentence

Swedish national faces life sentence

A Swedish man, his Vietnamese wife and eight Cambodian suspects were arrested during a raid on a residence in the Tuol Sangke village of Russei Keo district’s Tuol Sangke commune, Phnom Penh, an official said yesterday.

Khieu Samon, acting director of the anti-drug department at the Interior Ministry, said anti-drug police had co-operated with deputy prosecutor Chet Khemera in the raid, on a site thought to be a centre for drug production and distribution.

He said documents were being prepared to send the suspects to court.

“We have sufficient evid-ence to file a complaint against them of producing and distributing the drug and we are preparing the cases to bring the offenders to court for legal punishment,”  Khieu Samon said.

Authorities had confiscated 160 grams of chemicals, enough to make more than 200 grams of crystal methamphetamine, he said.

The offenders, who have not  been named, could face life imprisonment if convicted, Khieu Samon said.

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