Cambodia arrests man for trafficking 20 kilos of drugs from Thailand

Source: Xinhua| 2019-12-26 19:19:59|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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PHNOM PENH, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian anti-drug police has arrested a local man for allegedly smuggling 20 kilograms of illicit drugs from neighboring Thailand into Cambodia, the National Police reported on Thursday.

Pin Nissa, 24, was caught on Wednesday afternoon after he trafficked the drugs from Thailand into Cambodia through the An Ses border checkpoint in northwest Cambodia's Preah Vihear province, said National Police anti-drug department director Lieutenant General Loek Vannak.

"A total of 20 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine was seized from the suspect," he said, adding that the man, along with the evidence, would be sent to the Preah Vihear Provincial Court for prosecution.

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

According to the anti-drug department, Cambodia nabbed 18,965 drug suspects, including 381 foreigners in 12 nationalities, during the first 11 months of 2019, confiscating about 676.7 kilograms of illicit drugs.