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Two men nabbed with 500g of meth

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Two men are apprehended with nearly half a kilogramme of drugs in Kratie on Saturday. Photo supplied

Two men nabbed with 500g of meth

Two men were sent to the Kratie Provincial Court on Monday after being found in possession of more than 500g of crystal methamphetamine.

They were among 72 people arrested on drugs charges throughout the country on Saturday in 32 cases – 37 involving suspected dealers and 35 users.

Kratie town Military Police chief Phat Sopheak Veasna said his officers had arrested the two unemployed 18-year-old men who were from the town’s O’Russey commune after they were found to have hidden packets of drugs in children’s packages of snacks while dealing.

Crystal methamphetamine, known as “ice”, amounting to 510.5g and two mobile phones were seized when the men were taken to the provincial police station on Saturday.

After questioning, the suspects were sent to provincial court on Monday. “I cannot go into further detail about the case as we are looking for others involved,” Sopheak Veasna said.

In regards to the other 32 drug cases busted throughout the country on Saturday, the National Police said that 14 packets of methamphetamine and 11.17g of ice were seized.

Earlier this month, Stung Treng, Kratie, Preah Vihear, Ratanakkiri and Mondulkiri provincial authorities set some 200kg of drugs ablaze at Stung Treng airport. The drugs were seized between June 2017 and June of this year.