A Cambodian man and two Nigerian men charged last month for drug trafficking were called back to Phnom Penh Municipal Court Thursday for questioning after police picked up a shipment of Ecstasy pills addressed to one of them.
On July 20, police arrested Kim Vanna and brothers Peter and Joseph Brown, and accused them of attempting to bring 5,000 high-grade Ecstasy pills into the country. Investigating Judge Kim Sophorn said postal officials called him Wednesday to say that three packages from Amsterdam had arrived for Kim Vanna.
Kim Sophorn said he called penal police, who went to the post office and inspected the three packages. They found about 4,500 pills packed among toys, according to Meak Dara, chief of the Interior Ministry’s anti-drug police.
The return address was the same as one found on a package in the Brown brothers’ residence at the time of their arrest, Kim Sophorn said.
Following the closed-door questioning, Kim Sophorn said Peter Brown threatened to sue the anti-drug police for arresting him without evidence.The suspects brushed off reporters questions at the court house. Peter Brown only complained about prison food. “If you want to interview me, please bring the bread, milk and canned fish,” he said.