Officers from the Anti-Drug Department and specialised forces of the Phnom Penh Municipal Police are investigating the source of 200kg of methamphetamine, discovered in a car involved in a multiple vehicle accident in Chbar Ampov district’s Veal Sbov commune on the night of November 13. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.
In Song, deputy director of the Anti-Drug Department, told The Post on November 14 that his officers were working around the clock to crack the case.
“The police will continue to investigate. All available authorities are hunting for the individual who was driving the vehicle. We are confident that an arrest will be made soon,” he said.
According to Song, the car was a Nissan with Royal Cambodian Armed Forces license plates, but he was unsure if the plates had been issued legally or were fakes. The investigation into the origin of the plates was ongoing, he added.
Officers who attended the scene said witnesses reported that at around 11.30pm, the Nissan was being driven at speed from West to East along National Road 1, when it crossed the centreline and collided head on with a white Toyota Prius, before careening into a silver Honda CRV.
Immediately following the accident, the driver of the Nissan leapt from his vehicle and fled on foot.
Police records showed that when Chbar Ampov district police opened the car, they discovered six cardboard packages wrapped in scotch tape, and immediately summoned specialist officers to the scene. The officers determined that the packages contained 200kg of methamphetamine. The seized narcotics and the vehicle are being held by Phnom Penh Municipal Police.