Tue, 31 Jan 2023

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia's anti-drug police have arrested two local women for possessing and trafficking illicit drugs, and seized more than 5 kg of narcotics, the National Police reported on Tuesday.

The two suspects were both apprehended during a raid on their rental home in Phnom Penh's Prek Pnov district last Thursday after a probe for months.

"A total of 5.58 kg of crystal meth was seized from the suspects during the crackdown," the National Police said on its website.

The Southeast Asian country has no death sentence for a drug trafficker. Under its law, those found guilty of trafficking more than 80 grams of illicit drugs could be jailed for life.

According to the kingdom's Anti-Drug Police Department (ADP), Cambodia nabbed 13,428 drug suspects, including 259 foreigners, during the January-November period of 2022, seizing a total of 13.4 tons of narcotics.

Most of seized drugs are crystal meth, methamphetamine pills, ketamine, cathinone, heroin, ecstasy, and cocaine, among others.

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