Cambodia arrests 4,434 people in crackdowns on drugs in Q1

Phnom Penh – Cambodian authorities arrested a total of 4,434 illicit drug suspects in 2,047 cases in the first quarter of 2019, said an Interior Ministry’s anti-drug department report on Friday.

Some 2,272 suspects were involved in drug trafficking and 2,162 were related to drug use, the report said, adding that 121 of them are foreigners in 10 nationalities.

It said that 100 kilos of drugs including heroin, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, methamphetamine pills and ketamine were seized from the suspects during the January-March period this year.

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