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Over 134kg drugs burnt in Tbong Khmum

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Officials on July 27 destroyed more than 134kg of drugs confiscated from more than 800 offences in eight provinces. NACD

Over 134kg drugs burnt in Tbong Khmum

The Tbong Khmum Provincial Administration and drug burning commission on July 27 destroyed more than 134kg of drugs confiscated from more than 800 offences in eight provinces, according to the National Police.

The National Police said on July 27 that the drugs were received from Tbong Khmum, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Kratie, Stung Treng, Ratanakkiroi, Mondulkiri and Preah Vihear provincial courts.

Tbong Khmum Provincial Court prosecutor and head of the drug burning commission Long Hokmeng said the criminals’ occupation was trafficking drugs.

He said drugs perverted the minds of youth and had drawn them into drug dependence, which damaged their health and could lead to committing offences such as domestic violence, murder, rape and theft. Drugs created gangs that affected public order.

“All police officers, local authorities as well as the judiciary have strived to enforce the law without sympathy or tolerance toward any person who had committed drug offences.

“If police do not crack down on drug traffickers in a timely manner, it will have a severe impact on people’s health, especially the future of tens of thousands of young people who are society’s future,” he said.


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