PHNOM PENH, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian police arrested a Laotian man on suspicion of trafficking nearly 5 kg of crystal methamphetamine in the northeastern province of Stung Treng on Saturday.
The suspect, identified as Maison Saiyakham, 39, was arrested while smuggling the illicit drugs from Laos into Cambodia, the national police said on its website.
"Some 4.92 kg of crystal methamphetamine were seized from the suspect during the crackdown," it said.
Cambodia has no death sentence for drug traffickers. Under its law, a person who trafficks more than 80 grams of illicit drug will face a life imprisonment.
The Southeast Asian country launched a six-month anti-drug campaign on Jan. 1, 2017.
According to an Interior Ministry report on Friday, the authorities have arrested 4,823 drug-related suspects in 2,065 cases in the first two months of the campaign.