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Trio caught with meth in Takeo

Provincial police officer Chhay Samnang (centre) and two associates were arrested on Wednesday in Takeo province for allegedly possessing methamphetamine. Photo supplied
Provincial police officer Chhay Samnang (centre) and two associates were arrested on Wednesday in Takeo province for allegedly possessing methamphetamine. Photo supplied

Trio caught with meth in Takeo

Three men, including a provincial police officer, were arrested on Wednesday in Takeo province allegedly carrying 66 grams of methamphetamine, according to Military Police.

Chhay Samnang, the police officer, and two associates, Thorngphan Pichmarin and Porng Mao, were arrested in the province’s Donkeo town, according to Nget Chanthy, deputy commander for the provincial Military Police.

“In the operation, the authorities seized seven packets, or 66 grams, of the drug, three mobile phones, two motorbikes, and drug paraphernalia,” Chanthy said yesterday.

After a drug test, it was found that Samnang was also a drug user, which he admitted to, though he denied ever selling drugs. Porng Mao also claimed the same.

When Pichmarin was questioned, he claimed that he had received the drugs, with the intention to sell them, from a man called “Mony” from Phnom Penh, who he described as the ringleader of the operation.

Chanthy said the three men were being charged with trafficking and possessing drugs, and that his forces were working with the provincial prosecutor to locate “Mony” using a phone number Pichmarin provided.

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