Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Three arrested in Takeo for drug trafficking



Three arrested in Takeo for drug trafficking

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Three men are arrested on April 17 for trafficking drugs in the province’s Cheang Tong commune’s Ang Baksey village of Tram Kak district. Police

Three arrested in Takeo for drug trafficking

Three men have been placed in pre-trial detention by the Takeo Provincial Court after being arrested on April 17 for trafficking drugs in the province’s Cheang Tong commune’s Ang Baksey village of Tram Kak district.

Provincial Military Police deputy commander in charge of the anti-drug unit, Nget Chanty, identified the three as Sen Ratanak, 38; Snguon Chamroeun, 28, and Nak Roeun, 28.

"They have been charged under articles 40 and 45 of the law on drug control," he said.

He said that at around 1pm on April 17, the anti-drug provincial Military Police in coordination with provincial court prosecutor Chiv Chandara made the arrests in the village while the three suspects were trafficking drugs.

The officers confiscated 174.70g of methamphetamine powder, five mobile phones, two electronic flashlights, two motorcycles and some drug packaging materials.

National Authority for Combating Drugs secretary-general Meas Virith told The Post on April 21 that the crackdown occurred during the lockdown for Covid-19. So, authorities will enforce the suppression of drug crimes and the regulations concerning travelling during the lockdown.

He said drug crimes and convictions are still occurring because the users are addicts. However, it is difficult for them to leave their residence to buy drugs.

Officials have claimed that drug offences have decreased during the lockdown.

"The drugs sold are those that remain in the country," he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Phnom Penh unveils rules for post-lockdown transition

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration issued a set of detailed guidelines for the seven days to May 12 after the capital emerges from lockdown at the onset of May 6. In the 14-page document signed by municipal governor Khuong Sreng released on the evening of May 5, the

  • SBI LY HOUR Bank Launches Cross Border Money Transfer Service between Cambodia and Vietnam on RippleNet, utilizing DLT

    SBI LY HOUR Bank Plc and Hanoi-based Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) on Friday launched the first Cambodia-Vietnam money transfer service in real currency via RippleNet, provided by SBI Ripple Asia Co Ltd to provide safe, fast and convenient services. SBI LY HOUR

  • Gov’t issues guidelines as lockdown nears end

    The government has issued a five-page set of instructions to be enforced when the three-week lockdown of Phnom Penh and adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province ends on May 6. According to an announcement signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on May 4, the instructions cover a

  • Cambodia ready to exit LDC status

    Cambodia is well-prepared to minimise economic risks when it graduates from its Least Developed Countries status, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Commerce on May 7. Four LDCs – Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh and Nepal – met at a virtual workshop last week to explore potential

  • Tottenham Hotspur to wear ISF Cambodia logo on jerseys in match against Sheffield United

    Last year, the Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) – an NGO providing education to underprivileged children in Cambodia – made global headlines with its “socially distanced” football initiative. This year, a world-class football club – Tottenham Hotspur FC – will wear special edition jerseys to show their support for ISF

  • Nine US franchises eye Cambodia debut

    Nine famous US franchising companies are looking for business opportunities and expansion into Cambodia to build a footstep for a strong foundation in Southeast Asia. The US embassy in Phnom Penh, in partnership with the US Foreign Commercial Service and with support from the American