Drug raids leave seven suspects, over 14 tonnes of chemicals

Police arrested seven suspects and seized more than 14 tons of chemicals used in the production of illicit drugs on June 29. POLICE

National Police anti-drug officers, in cooperation with Preah Sihanouk Provincial Police, are continuing their search for the mastermind behind a drug-making ring after carrying out raids that resulted in arrests and seizures at two locations in Province.

Police arrested seven suspects and seized more than 14 tons of chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs on June 29, according to Lt. Gen. Mak Chito, the national police deputy chief in charge of drug crimes.

Huot Vichet, an assistant prosecutor and spokesperson for the provincial court prosecutor’s office, told the Post on July 5 that the seven suspects, all from Taiwan, were still being questioned.

Chito said the arrests and seizure followed a two-month investigation. The police are looking for the leader of the gang in collaboration with the Chinese authorities and Interpol.

“We have caught many ringleaders in these cases. Most of them are technicians who come to oversee the production process. So they often come from other countries. We are working with our counterparts in China and with Interpol to find leader,” he said. said.

He said it was not the first time that anti-drug police have cracked down on the growing problem of drug manufacturing in Cambodia, noting that at the end of 2021 and the beginning of this year, there were five cases. which together resulted in the confiscation of approximately 300 tons of chemicals used to manufacture illegal drugs.

According to the national police report, there were two drug manufacturing sites in the latest case – one in Khlaing Leur Village III of Sihanoukville Commune III and the other in Stung Chhay Khang Tbong Village. from Stung Chhay commune of Kampong Seila district of Preah Vihear province.

Along with the seven suspects and more than 14 tons of chemicals, police also confiscated laboratory equipment, including 50 reaction pots, seven reaction glasses and three generators, 59 reaction tank racks and five reactors as well as 298 tank shells and tanks, funnels and a motorized mixer.

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