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Two grilled over drug trafficking in Battambang

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Police are questioning two suspects involved in the trafficking of over 3kg of drugs seized at Srah Teuk Thmey village in Kamrieng district’s Ta Krei commune on May 5. Police

Two grilled over drug trafficking in Battambang

Battambang provincial police are questioning two suspects and searching for their accomplices involved in the trafficking of over 3kg of drugs seized at Srah Teuk Thmey village in Kamrieng district’s Ta Krei commune on May 5.

Battambang provincial deputy police chief in charge of drug crime Koy Heang told The Post that following the orders of provincial police chief Sat Kimsan, the provincial anti-drug police launched an operation to crack down on illegal drug trafficking resulting in the arrest of the two suspects.

"We are continuing the interrogation to identify other people involved. We cannot provide more information yet because the interrogation is not over," he said.

According to the provincial police report, officers confiscated over 3kg of several kinds of drugs, including methamphetamine powder and tablets, ecstasy or MDMA, ketamine and materials used to package the drugs.

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