Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Two-star generals caught with ice

Two-star generals caught with ice

Two-star generals caught with ice

A pair of two-star generals, one of them a former provincial governor, had been caught with about a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine and arrested yesterday, a government spokesman said.

Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak, said former Oddar Meanchey provincial governor Lay Virak and Khuon Roeun were caught with the drug commonly known as ice.

“[We] have real evidence after finding [the drug] in his [Lay Virak’s] car, and another two-star general is involved,” he said, adding that both men were advisers to the Ministry of Defence.

Lay Virak is former senior member of the Funcinpec party, previously led by then co-prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh.

Norodom Ranariddh Party spokesman Pen Sangha said Lay Virak had no association with the prince’s new eponymous party.

Lay Virak, Khuon Roeun and Defence Ministry spokesman Chum Socheat could not be reached for comment yesterday.

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Dire consequences’ from sanctions, warns AmCham

    American businesspeople in Cambodia have warned that any sanction against the Kingdom would have “dire consequences” that could push Cambodia even further into the arms of China. In a letter to US senators and representatives dated Monday, the American Chamber of Commerce Cambodia (AmCham) said

  • Protests planned in New York as Hun Sen to attend the UN

    Prime Minister Hun Sen will speak at the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. But US-based supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) plan to throw eggs at his car as part of a series of protests to coincide

  • CPP: ‘Behave or Sokha suffers’

    The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) spokesman warned Kem Monovithya on Thursday that her attempt to damage “national reputation and prestige” would lead to her father, Kem Sokha, receiving even harsher punishment. Sok Eysan issued the warning as Monovithya, who is the court dissolved

  • Preah Sihanouk beach developments halted

    After receiving an order from Hun Sen, Minister of Land Management Chea Sophara led a team of experts and relevant officials to Sihanoukville to call a halt to the illegal development of a beach. The prime minister ordered the Prek Treng beach in Otres commune