Drug Crackdown Continues in 2019

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Drug Crackdown Continues in 2019

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:50 am

Cambodia News: The crackdown on drug possession and trafficking by the Cambodian authorities continues this year with arrests of big fish and small fry alike. Police all over Cambodia are not short of suspects to arrest on drug charges.
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10 January, 2019. 36-year-old Sok Luk, a drug trafficker, arrested by Daun Penh police, Phnom Penh.

Or methamphetamine traffic from Laos to Phnom Penh via Stung Treng...
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9 January, 2019. A 50-year-old man, Roth Seinghun, a farmer, arrested in Stung Treng with 105,25 gram of drug.
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Re: Drug Crackdown Continues in 2019

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:30 pm

Cambodia facing ‘scourge’ of drug trafficking
30 January 2019
(Phnom Penh Post/ANN) — Cambodia's Deputy Prime Minister and National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) president Ke Kim Yan on Tuesday said while Cambodia is not a drug-producing country, the scourge is trafficked through the Kingdom to third countries.

Kim Yan was speaking at a workshop at the Stung Treng Provincial Hall which covered the monitoring of drugs in the northeast and the implementation of a “No Drugs in Villages and Communes” scheme.

The workshop was attended by some 250 representatives of ministries and institutions, the deputy president and members of the NACD, the border provinces’ Drug Monitoring Committee and delegates from Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

“Cambodia is not a drug-producing country, but drugs are trafficked across the nation .?.?. before heading to third countries,” Kim Yan was quoted as saying on the police website on Tuesday.

He said that, according to the NACD report, drugs are trafficked through the northeast provinces, especially Stung Treng and Preah Vihear, where they enter the country over the Laos border.

Kim Yan said the drugs are then transported to Thailand and Vietnam, with some being consumed in Cambodia at places such as tourist spots, clubs, guesthouses and slums.

He said this had an adverse effect on youths and is causing a loss of human resources for national economic development.

Stung Treng provincial drug monitoring committee director Mom Saroeun said on Tuesday that he was busy with the workshop and hence was unable to provide The Post with a comment. Saroeun is also the Stung Treng governor.
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Re: Drug Crackdown Continues in 2019

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:14 am

Cambodia nabs 1,485 people in crackdowns on drugs in January
Xinhua, February 3, 2019
PHNOM PENH, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian authorities arrested a total of 1,485 illicit drug suspects in 632 cases in January 2019, said an Interior Ministry's anti-drug department report on Saturday.

About 806 suspects were involved in drug trafficking and 679 were related to drug use, the report said, adding that 110 of them are female.

It said more than 5.2 kg of drugs including heroin, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine and methamphetamine pills, and 16.5 kg of dry marijuana were confiscated from the suspects last month.

In the entirety of 2018, the Southeast Asian country caught 16,232 drug suspects in 8,018 cases, seizing over 533 kg of illicit drugs.
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Re: Drug Crackdown Continues in 2019

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:43 pm

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia News: On the 21 March 2019, nearly 4,000 Cambodian and foreign suspects have been detained in connection with drug crimes, and authorities have seized nearly 80 kilograms of drugs, according to a report issued by the Anti-Doping Committee.
According to the report, from January 1 to March 18, 2019, Cambodian authorities have cracked down on a total of 1,729 drug offenses involving 3,777 people, 316 of them were female, and 104 foreigners of seven nationalities were apprehended, including 27 women.
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Re: Drug Crackdown Continues in 2019

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:52 am

April 5, 2019
Cambodia’s war on drugs escalates

In the first three months of 2019 the Anti-drug police handled 2,047 drug offenses and arrested 4,434 people, including 365 women, according to a report obtained today.

About 100 kilograms of illegal substances (drugs) and 45,919 cannabis plants were seized, 1,226 cases were trafficking operations, 806 cases involved individual drug consumptions, and 15 cases were about marijuana farming. Among the detainees, were 121 foreign nationals and 28 women.

In an annual meeting on Thursday (April 4), Interior Minister Sar Kheng ordered the authorities to eradicate all drugs trafficking in the country by the end of this year.
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Re: Drug Crackdown Continues in 2019

Post by fax » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:54 am

45,919 total plants in 15 cases yeah right
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Re: Drug Crackdown Continues in 2019

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue May 07, 2019 3:47 am

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Police report major drugs crackdown this year
Soth Koemsoeun | Publication date 03 May 2019 | 09:26 ICT
In the first four months of this year, authorities cracked down on 2,520 criminal cases involving drugs, confiscating more than 300kg of illegal substances and detaining 5,405 suspects. Of this number, 255 were female, a report by the General Commissariat of National Police revealed.

The report states that in the first quarter of this year, authorities seized more than 333kg of illegal substances, with 598 small packages found, while 30kg of processed marijuana and 45,999 cannabis plants were confiscated.

Fifteen cars, 460 motorbikes, 1,420 mobile phones, 91 sets of weighing scales and two guns were also seized.
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Re: Drug Crackdown Continues in 2019

Post by Tarndog » Tue May 07, 2019 4:22 am

Detained? But released??? Not incarcerated?? For how long were they detained? I'm skeptical, this all seems like PR. With numbers like that, wouldn't they need new jails?
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Re: Drug Crackdown Continues in 2019

Post by newkidontheblock » Wed May 15, 2019 11:09 am

They are building a new prison. Probably just to house them. Article maybe last month?
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Re: Drug Crackdown Continues in 2019

Post by canucklhead » Wed May 15, 2019 2:51 pm

460 motorbikes? Lock them up eh!
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