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4 Vietnamese arrested in Cambodia for drug-related crime

4 Vietnamese arrested in Cambodia for drug-related crime

Thursday, August 11, 2022, 13:30 GMT+7
4 Vietnamese arrested in Cambodia for drug-related crime
Four Vietnamese nationals accused of drug trafficking are held by Cambodian police. Photo: Supplied

Police in Cambodia arrested four Vietnamese nationals for the illegal possession of narcotics last week, Cambodia's newspaper Khmer Times reported on Tuesday.

The anti-drug police of Svay Rieng Province, Cambodia captured four Vietnamese for drug trafficking during a raid on August 5, including one woman and three men. 

All four were brought to the provincial court on Tuesday following an interrogation and investigation into the case by the provincial police force.

Evidence against the Vietnamese defendants in Cambodia, August 5, 2022. Photo: Supplied

Evidence against the Vietnamese defendants in Cambodia, August 5, 2022. Photo: Supplied

The operation was conducted by the Anti-Drug Planning Special Forces of Svay Rieng, which was headed by Keo Sotha, deputy commissioner for Anti-Drug Planning.

Identities of the individuals have yet been revealed by relevant forces.

Police also confiscated several types of drugs, including methamphetamine, ketamine and ecstasy, weighing more than one kilogram, as well as 12 mobile phones, one laptop, US$922, VND28 million ($1,197), and 40,000 Cambodian Riel ($10).

Evidence against the Vietnamese defendants in Cambodia, August 5, 2022. Photo: Supplied

Evidence against the Vietnamese defendants in Cambodia, August 5, 2022. Photo: Supplied

In the first quarter of the year, the police force of the Anti-Drug Department under the Cambodian Ministry of the Interior seized twenty times more drugs than during the same period in the previous year.

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Police in Cambodia arrested four Vietnamese nationals for the illegal possession of narcotics last week, Cambodia's newspaper Khmer Times reported on Tuesday.

The anti-drug police of Svay Rieng Province, Cambodia captured four Vietnamese for drug trafficking during a raid on August 5, including one woman and three men. 

All four were brought to the provincial court on Tuesday following an interrogation and investigation into the case by the provincial police force.

Evidence against the Vietnamese defendants in Cambodia, August 5, 2022. Photo: Supplied

Evidence against the Vietnamese defendants in Cambodia, August 5, 2022. Photo: Supplied

The operation was conducted by the Anti-Drug Planning Special Forces of Svay Rieng, which was headed by Keo Sotha, deputy commissioner for Anti-Drug Planning.

Identities of the individuals have yet been revealed by relevant forces.

Police also confiscated several types of drugs, including methamphetamine, ketamine and ecstasy, weighing more than one kilogram, as well as 12 mobile phones, one laptop, US$922, VND28 million ($1,197), and 40,000 Cambodian Riel ($10).

Evidence against the Vietnamese defendants in Cambodia, August 5, 2022. Photo: Supplied

Evidence against the Vietnamese defendants in Cambodia, August 5, 2022. Photo: Supplied

In the first quarter of the year, the police force of the Anti-Drug Department under the Cambodian Ministry of the Interior seized twenty times more drugs than during the same period in the previous year.

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Linh To - Hoai Nhan / Tuoi Tre News

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