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Three men netted in undercover drug sting

Three men netted in undercover drug sting

An undercover operation in Kampong Chhnang province’s Boribor district resulted in the arrest of three suspected dealers who are slated to appear in court today, police said yesterday.

Over 10,000 methamphetamine pills, with a street value of $35,000, were seized on Saturday as the men tried to sell them to a policeman posing as a drugs buyer, said deputy provincial police chief Chun Tharith.

“The authorities used enticement and made an appointment with them to trade the drugs with a spy disguised as the buyer,” he added.

Anti-drug police had been tracking suspect Mi Rem, also known as Rorn, 45, of Prey Veng province; and Sam Saroeun, 56, and his wife, Yorn Mom, 36, of Phnom Penh, according to Yin Panharith, an official with the Anti-Drug Department at the Ministry of the Interior.

The suspects were intercepted with help from Kampong Chhnang provincial police and handed over to the province’s authorities to be sent to court, Panharith said.

The confiscated drugs were packed in fifty blue plastic bags and weighed almost a kilogram, he added.

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