Cambodia arrests two generals for drug trafficking
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 15:29
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.


First Published: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 15:29

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