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.