Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Three busts in capital net 4kg of meth

Three busts in capital net 4kg of meth

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Nearly 4kg of methamphetamines were seized from the suspects. Police

Three busts in capital net 4kg of meth

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has placed three men and a woman in pre-trial detention following their arrests in three different locations on June 4 and June 7 that resulted in the seizure of nearly 4kg of methamphetamines.

In Song, deputy director of the Ministry of Interior’s anti-drug department, told The Post on June 10 that the accused, aged 29 to 37, have been held in prison by order of the investigating judge on June 9.

“The four accused are charged with illegal drug trafficking under Article 40 of the law on drug control,” he said.

Song said the four were apprehended in a three-part sting. The first phase took place around 8pm on June 4, when they raided a rented house in Kakap commune’s Por Prok village in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district.

The first raid led to the arrest of two suspects and seizure of 1,587.84 grammes of crystal methamphetamines, commonly known as “ice”.

Song said the second phase took place on June 7 after midnight and resulted in the arrest of one suspect and confiscation of a large package of crystalline powder suspected to be methamphetamines weighing 993.49 grammes.

The third raid was on June 7 at the base of the Stung Meanchey Bridge in Toul Kork district’s Boeung Salang commune, where police arrested the fourth suspect and seized one large and three smaller packages of suspected methamphetamines weighing a total of 1294.39 gramme.

MOST VIEWED

  • Volunteer scheme to foster ‘virtuous’ humanitarian spirit

    A senior education official said volunteer work contributes to solidarity and promotes a virtuous humanitarian spirit among the youth and communities. Serei Chumneas, undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, made the comment during the opening of a training programme called “

  • Chinese firms unveil preliminary results on metro, monorail for capital

    Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol and representatives from China Road and Bridge Corp (CRBC) and its parent company, the state-owned China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC), met on June 24 for talks on results of the firms’ preliminary study on a potential metro

  • ACLEDA, WU to enable global money transfers

    Cambodia's largest commercial bank by total assets ACLEDA Bank Plc and global money transfer firm Western Union (WU) have partnered to offer customers cross-border money transfers to 200 countries via “ACLEDA mobile” app. In Channy, president and group managing director of ACLEDA, said the June 22 agreement

  • Walmart plans to diversify stock of Cambodia goods

    Walmart Inc, the world’s biggest retailer, on June 22 reiterated recent plans to scale up and greatly diversify its purchases of Cambodian products, according to the labour ministry. This came during a virtual working meeting between Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Samheng and

  • Cambodia detects new Covid cases after 52 days: PM

    After 52 days of zero new Covid-19 cases, Cambodia has now detected new infections, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen. In his special audio address to the nation late on June 28, Hun Sen said the new cases were detected on people who had undergone PCR tests

  • Cotton club growing in Battambang

    The global market for “vegan leather” – materials that act as alternatives to traditional leather that can be synthesised from cork, apple peels, cactus, recycled plastic, grape pomace and pineapple leaves, among other things, and supposedly require no chemicals or water to produce – is expected to