Cambodia arrests 14,038 drug-related suspects in 8 months

Cambodian authorities have arrested 14,038 drug-related suspects in 7,025 cases in the first eight months of this year, said an Interior Ministry’s anti-drug department report on Tuesday.

From January to August 2020, some 8,485 people were nabbed for alleged drug trafficking and 5,553 were caught for drug use, the report said, adding that 201 of them are foreigners.

“A total of 687.6 kg of illicit drugs, 287 kg of dry marijuana, and 191,292 marijuana plants were seized from those suspects,” the report said.

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