Raids report 54 kg of drugs, two suspects in the capital

On June 14, police sent two men to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, four days after a series of raids in the capital yielded more than 54 kg of illegal drugs.

Lek Vannak, director of the Interior Ministry’s anti-drug department, identified the suspects as Chinese national Bao Jiang, 31, and Cambodian Trav Ritheara, 26.

“Both are suspected of being involved in drug trafficking,” he briefly told the Post on June 14.

In Song, deputy director of the department, confirmed that the two were drug traffickers, but declined to give further details.

According to a June 14 National Police report, a joint force targeted four locations on June 10. The first suspect was arrested in Teuk La’ak III commune of Toul Kork district with more than 7 kg of heroin.

The second suspect was arrested in Tumnup I village of Phnom Penh Thmey commune of Sen Sok district with 32 kg of methamphetamine and 13 kg of ketamine.

The force then searched a house in the gated community of Borey Camko in Toul Sangke commune of Russey Keo district and found 688.86g of methamphetamine.

They also raided another apartment in Veal Vong commune of Prampi Makara district and discovered 417.35g of crystal methamphetamine, 164.21g of capsule methamphetamine, 212.85g of ketamine and 193g of an unknown powder.

Mak Chito, deputy national police chief in charge of drug crimes, said crimes like cultivation, trafficking and drug use are not decreasing and remain a regional and global threat to society.

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