Officers of the National Police’s anti-drug department sent three male suspects to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on January 10 after a series of arrests at three different locations.
They are accused of being involved with the transportation and storage of more than 2kg of various illegal drugs including ecstasy, methamphetamines, ketamine, among others.
The National Police’s anti-drug department director Lek Vannak, said the three suspects and the drugs seized as evidence was sent to the municipal court on January 10.
According to the department January 10 report, the first suspect arrested was Meas Thida, 36, who was apprehended in Tonle Bassac commune of Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on January 5.
The other two suspects were Sreng Long Heng, 31, and Seng Bunhay, 29. They were apprehended on January 7 in Baliley commune’s Samaki Meanchey village of Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town.
Vannak said the three suspects were accomplices and part of an organised network that facilitated the distribution of drugs to dealers and users. All three are Cambodians.
“Besides these three men, we are trying to identify their other accomplices. We have some reason for optimism as our investigators are now following up on leads in order to arrest [everyone involved],” Vannak said.
Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Kuch Kimlong could not be reached for comment on January 10.