Police Seize 1 KG of Meth During Raids

Police arrested three suspected drug dealers at their homes in Phnom Penh on Wednesday and seized a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine from one of the residences, an official said.

Yen Panharith, a bureau chief at the Interior Ministry’s anti-drug department, said the men had been under investigation for about a month, and were apprehended by a force comprising municipal police and officers from his unit.

He said the men—Taing Ly, 58, Prum Vanna, 35, and Kim Hon, 23—had been working together to sell crystal methamphetamine out of their houses in Meanchey, Tuol Kok and Chamkar Mon districts, respectively.

“It took a month before we could arrest the drug suspects and yesterday we spent the whole day doing the raids,” Mr. Panharith said, adding that the homes of Mr. Vanna and Mr. Hon were bereft of drugs. Mr. Ly, however, was found in possession of roughly 1 kg of methamphetamine, he said.

Mr. Panharith said all three would be held at the Interior Ministry overnight before being sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday.

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