Pagoda Chief Caught With Major Meth Stash

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Pagoda Chief Caught With Major Meth Stash

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:19 pm

Pagoda Chief Caught With Major Meth Stash
by Buth Kimsay | July 9, 2016

The chief monk of a pagoda in Stung Treng province was defrocked on Friday, just hours after a raid on his living quarters turned up nearly a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine, officials said.

Son Nimol, chief of the provincial police’s anti-drug bureau, said officers swooped in on Mai Samoeurn’s room inside Wat Khetiyaram in Stung Treng City at about 11:40 a.m. and seized 936.7 grams of crystal meth.

He said officers from his department became suspicious of the 34-year-old pagoda chief after he made numerous trips to the Laos border.

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