More Cambodian drug arrests

Ring that used middle-aged female mules is target of crackdown.

Twenty-one people linked to a drug ring that hired Korean housewives to smuggle methamphetamines from Cambodia have been tracked down and booked, Seoul police announced Wednesday.

The Seoul Seobu Police Precinct in western Seoul said that among the 21 suspects, one was booked on a charge of smuggling meth from Cambodia and four were booked for selling it in Korea. The rest were charged with using the drug.

The five people who allegedly smuggled and sold meth were indicted under physical detention, while the remaining 16 people were indicted without physical detention, said police.

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