Cambodia arrests 8,864 suspects, seizing 259kg of drugs in 5 months

The number of people arrested in Cambodia for allegedly involving in illicit drugs rose by 28 per cent in the first five months of 2020, according to the Interior Ministry’s anti-drug department report released on Monday (June 1).

The authorities had caught 8,864 drug-related suspects in 4,490 cases during the January-May period this year, up 28 per cent and 37 per cent, respectively compared to the same period last year, the report said.

About 5,260 suspects were involved in drug trafficking and 3,604 were related to drug use, it said, adding that 114 of them are foreigners in seven nationalities.

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