Singaporean Caught With Heroin at Airport

Police arrested a Singaporean na­­­tional at Phnom Penh Inter­na­tion­al Airport on Thursday after 3 kg of heroin were found concealed on his body, air­port Im­mi­gra­tion Police Chief Chhay Bun­na said.

Low Ming Kwang, 34, was ta­ken into custody at 10 am as he at­tempted to board a flight to Kuala Lumpur, Chhay Bunna said. The sus­pect wore two pairs of trou­sers—one pair was used to conceal the drugs that were tied to his thigh and calf.

“This is our success because the world is interested in cross-bor­­der heroin trafficking,” Chhay Bunna said, adding that he did not know where the heroin came from but suspected it was purchased in Cambodia.

Also on Thursday, the Muni­cipal Court postponed its ruling in the trial of two Cambodian wo­men who admitted to trafficking thousands of amphetamine pills from the Lao border last Sep­tember.

Seng Sophat, 30, was arrested Sept 10 in Kompong Cham prov­ince carrying 36,000 amphetamine pills she intended to deliver to her co-defendant, 30-year-old Phnom Penh resident Meng Sonoy.

“I carried the pills for Meng So­noy because she told me that I would never make enough money to feed my seven children growing vegetables,” Seng Sophat told the court on Thursday.

Seng Sophat said she was of­fered $100 to carry the drugs to Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district.

Meng Sonoy told the court she bought the pills for $10,000 near the Lao border in Stung Treng prov­ince from a Laotian national she identified as Kham Phoun.

“I am the one who [intended to] distribute [the drugs] in Phnom Penh,” Meng Sonoy said. She also admitted to distributing 10,000 am­phetamine pills in Phnom Penh last August.

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