Six arrested in Cambodia for cross border drug trafficking

Four Vietnamese and two Cambodians were detained in Phnom Penh and escorted to Vietnam Saturday for involvement in a cross-border drug trafficking ring.

The detained Vietnamese citizens are: Ma Kim Nguyen, 24, Tran Tan Loi, 23, Nguyen Trung Kien, 43, and Bui Van Quang, 28. The two Cambodian nationals are EK Xa Rit and Xuon Kim Bo, both aged 34, border guards in the Mekong Delta province of Long An, which borders Cambodia, said Saturday.

On May 26, police in Long An had arrested Tran Tuan Khanh, 30, as he passed through a border gate to enter Vietnam from Cambodia with a bag containing 20.8 kg of drugs, two K59 pistols, a Zoraki pistol, a magazine and 25 bullets.

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