Cambodia burns nearly 478 kg of illicit drugs on int’l anti-drug day

Cambodia on Friday burned down 477.7 kg of illicit drugs to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, officials said.

Deputy Prime Minister Ke Kim Yan, also chairman of the National Authority for Combating Drugs, set fire on the drugs at a ceremony held at the Diamond Island in capital Phnom Penh.

“The burning of the drugs today is a message to the criminals that the Cambodian government is strongly committed to cracking down on all types of illicit drugs,” he said. “We will not only seize their drugs for destruction, but also seek to confiscate their assets.”

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