The Banteay Meanchey provincial court questioned a Thai national on Monday for allegedly dealing in drugs, while five Thai women and a Cambodian man arrested with him were sent to a drug rehabilitation centre.
The group were detained on Sunday in a room at Resort Casino in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town.
Ngeng Sochea, the acting chief of the Banteay Meanchey anti-drugs bureau, told The Post on Tuesday that six Thai nationals – a man and five women – and the Cambodian man had appeared before the provincial court on Monday. The Thai women and Cambodian man were later sent for rehabilitation.
“A Thai man was charged by the provincial prosecutor with keeping and selling drugs. He was sent to the investigating judge for further questioning,” Sochea said.
The Thai man was 38 years old, while the Cambodian sent to rehab was 34. The five Thai women were aged between 32 and 58, he said.
Thin Sindeth, the chief of Poipet city, told The Post on Tuesday that police had confiscated six small packets of a white powder, three small packets of a white substance, five pills and drug-related equipment.