Cambodian police arrest two drug traffickers - 18-year-old Vietnamese and Cambodian friend caught with illicit drugs

PHNOM PENH, Oct 19 (Xinhua): Cambodia's Anti-Drug Department police have arrested two men for attempting to smuggle over 19 kilogrammes of illicit drugs into Vietnam, the National Police have reported.

The suspects, a 20-year-old Cambodian and an 18-year-old Vietnamese, were caught in Bavet City in Svay Rieng Province last Wednesday while they were transporting the drugs by a motorbike from capital Phnom Penh to Vietnam.

"A total of 19.48 kg of illicit drugs, including 3.5kg of heroin, 2.98kg of methamphetamine, and 13kg of ketamine, were seized from the duo during the raid," the National Police said on its website.

A pistol with eight bullets and a motorbike were also confiscated from them, it added.

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

Under its laws, someone found guilty of trafficking more than 80 grammes of illicit drugs could be imprisoned for life.

The Anti-Drug Department said that during the January-September period of 2021, the authorities had detained 9,828 drug suspects in 4,461 cases across the country, confiscating some 1.05 tons of illicit drugs. - Xinhua

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