The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on November 1 questioned four men and a woman for allegedly dealing in more than 50,000 methamphetamines tablets following two separate raids by the anti-drug police two days earlier.
The arrests were made on October 29 in Kandek commune of the capital’s Por Sen Chey district and in Siem Reap province’s Prasat Bakong district.
Anti-drug Department deputy director Soeung Nol said on November 2 that among the five suspects, aged 38 to 51, four are Cambodians and one is a Thai national.
“They were sent to court along with the drug evidence,” he said, declining to elaborate further.
According to a report from the department on October 29, Nol led officers from the anti-drug department in an operation coordinated by municipal court deputy prosecutor Vong Savath and detained two suspects along with 20,000 pills of methamphetamine on Win-Win Boulevard in Por Sen Chey district’s Chaom Chao III commune.
After the arrest, the suspects confessed that there were three other accomplices in Siem Reap. On October 29, police went there and arrested the trio along with 30,000 methamphetamine tablets and other belongings.
Municipal court spokesman Plang Sophal did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment, but a court official who asked not to be named said the court had not decided on the charge.