Cambodia arrests 2 men with over 9 kilos of drugs

Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-12 19:52:24|Editor: xuxin
Video PlayerClose

PHNOM PENH, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian police have arrested two local men for allegedly possessing and trafficking 9.64 kg of illicit drugs, said an Anti-Drug Police Department's report released on Sunday.

Kim Va, a 35-year-old tuk-tuk driver, and Keo Sothea, a 25-year-old unemployed man, were detained on Friday during a raid at their houses in Phnom Penh's Por Senchey district and southwest Kampong Speu province's Thapong district.

"A total of 9.64 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine was seized from the two suspects," the report said, adding that two cars, two cellphones and two scales were also confiscated from them.

It was the second remarkable drug bust this week. On Tuesday, the anti-drug police nabbed three local men in the capital's Tuol Kork district and seized a total of 14 kg of crystal methamphetamine and Nimetazepam.

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 Police Department, Cambodia arrested 20,113 drug suspects, including 401 foreigners in 12 nationalities, in 2019, confiscating about 720 kg of illicit drugs.

TOP STORIES
EDITOR’S CHOICE
MOST VIEWED
EXPLORE XINHUANET
010020070750000000000000011100001386988271