Cambodia arrests one drug criminal, seizing over 56kg illicit drugs, says police


PHNOM PENH, June 10 (Xinhua): Cambodia's anti-drug police have arrested an alleged drug trafficker, seizing over 56 kg illicit drugs, the Anti-Drug Police Department (ADP) said in a report released on Saturday.

The 38-year-old local suspect was apprehended on Wednesday during a raid on three locations in the capital Phnom Penh.

"Three kinds of drugs -- methamphetamine, ecstasy (MDMA) and ketamine --totally weighing more than 56 kg were confiscated from the suspect," the ADP said, adding that 174 kg unknown substance and some drug processing equipment were also seized during the crackdown.

The South-East 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 ADP, Cambodia nabbed 7,230 drug-related suspects, including 136 foreigners, during the January-May period of 2023, seizing nearly 785 kg narcotics.

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

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