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Two held, 10kg of meth seized in seperate drugs crackdowns

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Kampong Cham police arrested 19 people suspected of dealing and using drugs in Cheung Prey district and Kampong Cham town between Saturday and Monday. POLICE

Two held, 10kg of meth seized in seperate drugs crackdowns

The National Police on Friday arrested two men in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district and in Kampong Speu’s Thpong district for alleged drug trafficking and confiscated 9.6kg of methamphetamine.

According to an Anti-Drug Department report obtained by The Post on Monday, the police arrested the two men and seized the drugs, two cars, two sets of scales and two mobile phones.

Anti-drug department director Loek Vannak said on Monday that the two suspects belonged to the same criminal organisation.

“We have sent them to Phnom Penh Municipal Court and they will make a decision on the case,” he said.

Kuch Kimlong, Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman, could not be reached for comment on Monday.

In separate cases, Kampong Cham police arrested 19 people suspected of dealing and using drugs in Cheung Prey district and Kampong Cham town between Saturday and Monday.

Provincial police chief Em Kosal told Fresh News that during the arrests the police seized seven small packages of methamphetamine, 16 mobile phones and 10 motorbikes.

Cheung Prey district police chief Prak Sokun said the suspects were arrested in different locations and questioned by provincial anti-drug police.

Meas Sovann, the director of the Drug Addict Relief Association of Cambodia, told The Post that while he supported measures to stamp out drug crimes, he urged the police to do more to educate people to prevent drug abuse.

“Authorities must work together to reduce and prevent drug crimes and eliminate this problem. Drugs are harmful for users, their families and society as a whole,” he said.

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