Media leaks are helping drug masterminds to flee, says anti-drug official.

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Media leaks are helping drug masterminds to flee, says anti-drug official.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:07 pm

According an anti-drug department officer, in two recent cases of drug arrests at PPIA the ringleader has escaped because media leaks have informed them of the arrest of the drug mule at the airport:
Newspaper reports that tipped off the ringleader to the manhunt were “very regrettable,” he said.
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/vene ... se-117976/

The official was referring to the two prominent cases of drug traffickers, probably both "mules", arrested at PPIA this week, which involved a Venezuelan woman and a Malaysian man.
https://cambodiaexpatsonline.com/newswor ... 10708.html
https://cambodiaexpatsonline.com/newswor ... 10695.html

However, it seems evident that the photograph of the drugs taped to the legs of the Malaysian trafficker was taken with the consent/knowledge of customs or anti-drug officials at the airport, and was posted on local media very soon after : Boarding time 12:20 Image
This photo was on Freshnews just 4 hours later at 16:29 : Image

The Interior Ministry anti-drug spokesman is accusing the media of alerting the other traffickers, but who is responsible for informing the media of the arrest of the trafficker,giving them his personal details, and providing them with the photograph of him with his pants down ?
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Re: Media leaks are helping drug masterminds to flee, says anti-drug official.

Post by Username Taken » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:25 pm

When I read these stories, I wondered why they were just arresting the mules but not following through with the delivery and catching the king-pin? And now we know - there's money to be made by giving certain journos the scoop.
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