Cambodia arrests foreign man with large amount of drugs

  • Cambodia
  • Friday, 19 Jun 2020

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua): Cambodian anti-drug police had arrested a Vietnamese man for allegedly possessing and trafficking a large amount of illicit drugs, the National Police reported on Friday (June 19).

The suspect, 30, was caught with the drugs during a raid at a house in Phnom Penhs Daun Penh district earlier this week, the police said on its website, adding that he was sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday for further legal action.

A total of 31.7 kg of drugs, including 3,000 bottles of liquid ketamine, six grammes of ketamine, 33 grammes of ecstasy pills, 13 grammes of methamphetamine pills and four grams of crystal methamphetamine, were seized from the suspect, the National Police said.

The South-East Asian nation has no death sentence for drug traffickers.

Under its law, someone found guilty of trafficking more than 80 grams of illicit drugs could be jailed for life.

According to the anti-drug police department, Cambodia nabbed 8,864 drug-related suspects, including 144 foreigners, during the first five months of 2020, confiscating 295kg of illicit drugs. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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