Four charged, 86 kg of narcotics seized

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Three Chinese nationals were arrested with 86 kg of drugs on May 24. Police

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court remanded three Chinese men on May 25 for drug trafficking, while a Cambodian from Banteay Meanchey province was also remanded on the same charge in a case distinct.

Municipal court spokesperson Plang Sophal identified the suspects as Cho Shih Jie, 42; Li Zhi, 27 years old; and Peng Zhengcheng, 31.

The Interior Ministry’s anti-drug police – in conjunction with police from Phnom Penh and Preah Sihanouk province – arrested them at different locations. They seized more than 3 kg of heroin; more than 4 kg of MDMA; more than 9 kg of methamphetamine; 648 g of methamphetamine; more than 7 kg of ketamine; 215 bottles of liquid ketamine weighing more than 2 kg; more than 2 kg of nimetazepam pills weighing more than 2 kg; and 56 kg of suspect chemical precursors.

“The suspects were charged by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court Prosecutor with drug trafficking under Article 40 of the Narcotics Control Law. The investigating judge ordered the judicial officers to detain them in Prey Sar prison, pending their trial,” he said.

In a separate case, the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court remanded a Cambodian on May 25 on the same charge.

Court spokesman Roeun Lina told the Post that police from the anti-drug department arrested 23-year-old Eang Ron in the early hours of May 24.

Poipet City Police Chief Sao Saroeun said during the raid, police seized 136 small crystal bags, 51 pink pills, 37 blue pills and 14 green pills.

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