Cambodia arrests Vietnamese man for allegedly trafficking over 5kg drugs: police

  • Cambodia
  • Wednesday, 31 May 2023

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua): Cambodia's anti-drug police have arrested a Vietnamese man for allegedly trafficking more than 5kg of illicit drugs, the National Police reported on Tuesday (May 30).

The suspect was identified as 38-year-old Vu Quang Minh. He was apprehended last Saturday for sending narcotics through a post office near Wat Phnom historical site in Phnom Penh overseas.

"Some 4.21kg ketamine and 1.01kg ecstasy (MDMA) were confiscated from the suspect," the National Police reported on its website.

The Southeast Asian country has no death sentence for a drug trafficker. Under its law, someone found guilty of trafficking more than 80 grams of illicit drugs could be jailed for life.

According to the country's Anti-Drug Police Department, Cambodia nabbed 5,572 drug-related suspects, including 105 foreigners, during the January-April period of 2023, seizing a total of 361 kg of narcotics.

Most of the seized drugs are ketamine, crystal meth, methamphetamine pills, heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, and cathinone.

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