Cambodia arrests two generals for drug trafficking

Police in Cambodia say they have detained two army generals suspected of trafficking methamphetamine.

Last Updated: Nov 01, 2011, 15:29 PM IST

Phnom Penh: Police in Cambodia say they have
detained two army generals suspected of trafficking methamphetamine.

National police spokesman Gen Kirth Chantharith says the two had been under surveillance for months and were detained
yesterday.

He identified the two today as Lay Virak and Khun Rouen.
Both are active duty major generals who also hold advisory
positions within the defence ministry.

In January, three senior police officers including a head
of the country`s anti-drug trafficking agency were arrested
and charged with drug-related corruption.

Southeast Asia has long been a major producer and exporter
of heroin, and in recent years it has also become a major
source of stimulant-type drugs such as methamphetamine.

PTI