Drugs Busted in Stung Treng

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Drugs Busted in Stung Treng

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat May 21, 2016 12:28 pm

Within a week, three drugs smuggling busted in Stung Treng province, Cambodia

Police Arrest Alleged Ice Smugglers in Stung Treng, Phnom Penh

by Phan Soumy | May 17, 2016

A Laotian man caught smuggling almost a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine into Stung Treng province was arrested in Thala Barivat district on Monday morning, police said.

Khampha Sythou, 40, was busted with 911 grams of “ice” in O’Svay commune after entering Cambodia from Laos’ Bolikhamsai province, Stung Treng provincial anti-drug police chief Nou Hour said.

“The Laotian man said it was his first time trying to smuggle drugs into Cambodia. However, according to my experience in previous cases, most arrested drug traffickers would say that it is their first time while in fact they might have been smuggling drugs into Cambodia before,” he said.

Mr. Hour added that police had used “special skills” to apprehend the suspect, who would be charged today, but declined to reveal details of his department’s techniques.

On April 29, two other Laotians were arrested in Stung Treng, also with about 1 kilogram of crystal methamphetamine.

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Laotian Teens Arrested With 2,000 Meth Pills

by Phan Soumy | May 19, 2016

Two Laotian teenagers were caught with 2,000 methamphetamine pills and arrested on Tuesday in Stung Treng City shortly after crossing the Lao border, according to deputy provincial military police commander Doung Vicheat.

Loy Houng Han Sek and Som Phorn Vong Salat, both 18, were caught by military police in Samakki commune with a box containing the pills intended for sale in Cambodia, Mr. Vicheat said.

“The two Laotian men were found with a big box of methamphetamine pills consisting of 2,000 pills,” he said. “After inspection, only 1,997 remained in good condition while three others were damaged and used as testing samples.”

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Stream of Meth Busts Continues Along Laos Border

BY PHAN SOUMY | MAY 20, 2016

For the third time this week, a Laotian national was arrested after smuggling large quantities of meth into Stung Treng province on Thursday.

Police caught 45-year-old Kham Mai Sainga Vong at 9:30 a.m. about 200 meters from Trapaing Kriel International Checkpoint in Stung Treng City’s Samakki commune as he was carrying 977.2 grams of crystal methamphetamine on a motorbike, provincial justice department director Huy Khway said.

“Nothing was found on him besides a big box containing crystal methamphetamine,” he said, adding that police had been planning the sting for several days before they intercepted the Laotian.

“I wasn’t sure whether this drug was meant for Cambodia or a third country, as the drug smuggler’s operation is really complicated. They might only have asked him to bring it into Cambodia and someone else was waiting to bring it to a third country,” Mr. Khway said.

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