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Cambodia arrested 7,654 drug traffickers in six months: Police

The Southeast Asian country has no death sentence for a drug trafficker; under its law, a person guilty of trafficking more than 80 grams of illicit drugs could be jailed for life.

• July 25, 2022
Cambodia anti-drug police
Cambodia anti-drug police [Photo Credit: LINE TODAY]

Cambodia arrested no less than 7,654 drug suspects, including 99 foreigners, between January and June 2022, the country’s anti-drug police said in a release.

In a news release on Monday, the Anti-Drug Police Department (ADP) said it confiscated 3.12 tons of illicit drugs and 185 tons of drug ingredients within the period.

Also, it said operatives arrested a foreigner for allegedly possessing and trafficking illicit drugs last Thursday and confiscated more than 45 kilograms of illicit drugs.

According to the police, the 33-year-old foreigner was caught during a raid on his three condo rooms and one hotel room in the capital Phnom Penh’s 7 Makara district after a probe for several months.

“Some 24.3 kilograms of ketamine, 14 kilograms of crystal meth, 7.15 kilograms of ecstasy, and 144 grams of nimetazepam were seized from the suspect during the raid,” the ADP said.

The Southeast Asian country has no death sentence for a drug trafficker; under its law, a person guilty of trafficking more than 80 grams of illicit drugs could be jailed for life.

(Xinhua/NAN)

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