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Police arrest Canadian with 167kg of drugs

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Police arrested a Canadian identified as Fu Yong Qing, 52 for smuggling and possessing 167kg of illegal drugs and seized a pistol and six bullets, a scale and a car, among other things. POLICE

Police arrest Canadian with 167kg of drugs

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on November 15 placed a Canadian national in pre-trial detention in connection with smuggling and possessing 167kg of illegal drugs.

Deputy National Police chief in charge of anti-drug enforcement Mak Chito told The Post on November 15 that the man was arrested on November 10 following an investigation and raids on three locations from October 27 to November 10.

“The case involves three related locations. The suspect also has accomplices smuggling the drugs into Cambodia. We are searching for more suspects,” Chito said.

According to an official report, the first location is in Khmuonh commune’s Trapaing Svay village of the capital’s Sen Sok district. The second is in Chamkarmon district’s Tonle Bassac commune while the third is on street 302 in Boeung Keng Kang district.

Police arrested a Canadian identified as Fu Yong Qing, 52.

Items seized included 85,922 pink Ecstasy (MDMA) tablets weighing 28,354 grammes; 154,474 tablets of gray Ecstasy (MDMA) equivalent to 60,244 grammes; 50,022 grammes of Ecstasy (MDMA) powder; 9,750 tablets of Nimetazepam equal to 1,733 grammes; 98 grammes of Methamphetamine (ICE); and 2,320 grammes of Ketamine.

Police also seized a pistol and six bullets, a scale and a car, among other things.

Municipal court spokesman Plang Sophal declined to elaborate, citing an ongoing investigation.

“The prosecutor is investigating the case, but no final action has been taken yet.”


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