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Two arrested for trafficking 70kg drugs in capital

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Police detained two men and seized more than 70 kg of drugs on May 12 in Phnom Penh.

Two arrested for trafficking 70kg drugs in capital

A Phnom Penh Municipal Court prosecutor continued to question two men on May 16 over more than 70kg of drugs seized when they were arrested on May 12 in Phnom Penh.

Municipal anti-drug department deputy director In Song said the two suspects were Chinese nationals aged 40 and 58.

“These two Chinese men are accomplices of five other drug suspects – including Cambodians and Vietnamese – who were placed in pre-trial detention by the Svay Rieng Provincial Court last week,” he said.

The five were detained on May 12 for the suspected trafficking of over 11 kg of methamphetamines.

Song did not go into more detail about the 70 kg of drugs that police said they had seized in Phnom Penh, citing an ongoing investigation.

But according to the official Facebook page of the National Police on May 16, officers from the anti-drug department had raided a location on May 12 in the Borey Boeng Snor gated community in Chbar Ampov district’s Nirouth commune.

The two suspects were then found at another location in the commune.

During the operation, police detained the two suspected ringleaders and seized more than 70 kg of drugs.

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