Police seize over 54kg illicit drugs

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua): Cambodian police have arrested two men for allegedly trafficking and possessing over 54kg of illicit drugs, the National Police reported on Wednesday (Nov 3).

The suspects, a 26-year-old Vietnamese and a 25-year-old Cambodian, were caught on Oct 31 during a raid at a rental room in the capital Phnom Penh's Boeung Keng Kang district.

"Some 48.34kg of methcathinone, ecstasy, ketamine and crystal meth, as well as 6.21kg of ingredients were confiscated from the duo," the National Police said.

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

Under its law, anyone found guilty of trafficking more than 80g of illicit drugs could be imprisoned for life.

The Anti-Drug Department has reported that during the January-October period of 2021, authorities had detained 10,896 drug suspects in 4,969 cases across the kingdom, confiscating nearly 1.33 tonnes of illicit drugs.

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