Man Caught With 2 Kilograms of Cocaine Inside Cakes

A Malaysian man was caught with more than 2 kg of cocaine hid­den in vacuum-sealed cakes in­side his carry-on luggage at Phnom Penh International Airport on Wednes­day, leading police to an­other Malaysian man who planned to receive the drugs, an official said on Friday.

Both men were arrested and will soon be sent to the mu­nicipal court after confessing un­der police questioning, said In Song, a senior officer in the National Po­lice’s anti-drug department.

“We stopped to check the suspect. We found drugs in cakes in plastic,” he said.

He said Mohamad Rizduan de­parted from Brazil with 2.17 kg of cocaine and arrived in Cambo­dia via Peru and Qatar. His in­tend­ed destination was Hong Kong.

But Cambodian police stopped him be­fore the final leg of the trip, and upon finding the drugs had Mr. Rizduan lead them to Hem­ka­vin Karthig Su, a fellow Malay­sian stay­ing at the Mekong View Tower who planned to receive the cocaine once it arrived in Phnom Penh, Mr. Song said.

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