drugs
Illicit drugs confiscated by authorities (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

More Than 7,000 Arrested for Drug Crimes in Six Months: Police

Police confiscated 759 kg of drugs and arrested 7,246 people in drug cases in the first six months of the year, according to National Police anti-drugs chief Mok Chito, who said traffickers were trying to take advantage of Covid-19 disruptions.

Illicit drugs confiscated by authorities (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Cambodia ‘Increasingly Targeted’ for Drug Production by Organized Crime

Organized crime groups — with individuals commonly from China and Taiwan — are “increasingly targeting” Cambodia for the production of meth and ecstasy and the trafficking of ketamine, with international syndicates’ signature tea bags used for smuggling found in the country, a new report from the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime says.

Drug Production, Distribution Network Raided in Kandal, Phnom Penh

Six men have been arrested and 100 kilograms of drugs seized in a crackdown on a network of eight drug production and distribution sites across Phnom Penh and Kandal province amid an ongoing rise in drug trafficking in the country, authorities said.

Police raid a condominium in Phnom Penh’s Boeng Keng Kang II commune for drugs on May 18, 2021. (National Police)

Police Detain 45 for Drugs in Phnom Penh Condo Raid

After a police raid this week netted about 300 grams of illicit drugs and other chemicals at a Phnom Penh condo, 45 suspects were being held by authorities and tested for drugs on Thursday, a police official said.

Illicit drugs confiscated by authorities (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Drug Arrests, Seizures Up Amid Regional Rise in Illicit Drug Trade

Cambodian anti-drug police made more than 21,000 arrests and seized 3 tons of drugs, almost 3,000 motorbikes, 26 assault weapons, five residential properties and a warehouse, pointing to domestic production as well as a continued rise in trafficking across Southeast Asia.