Kampong Cham market owner faces drug charges

Kampong Cham market owner faces drug charges

The owner of Kampong Cham town’s Seven Makara Market, Chea Suthy, 23, was charged yesterday following a raid on his office that uncovered more than 2 kilograms of powdered amphetamine, an axe and a sword.

Horm Ratha, an anti-drug police officer at Kampong Cham Provincial Court, said officers discovered 11 packages, each containing 200 grams of the drug, during the raid on Wednesday afternoon.

Suthy, who is also known by the alias Chea Chansangvarpich, was arrested in the raid and awaits trial in a provincial prison. Um Chanthol, an Investigative Judge of the Kampong Cham Provincial Court, said that Suthy could be imprisoned for five to 10 years if found guilty.

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