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National plan to strengthen gov’t anti-drug campaign

The National Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023 directs the authorities and relevant institutions to carry out effective prevention, crackdown and resolution of drug issues, and all commune authorities to be confident in dealing with drug problems in their areas. The directive was made during the drafting ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-plan-strengthen-govt-anti-drug-campaign

Mekong countries vow drug action

Countries along the Mekong River have vowed to increase co-operation in cracking down on and preventing drug trafficking from the Golden Triangle area and the import of chemical substances for drug production.​ ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-countries-vow-drug-action

Four at large following prison break

Provincial prison chief Tin Sovanny said five prisoners had sawed off the bars of their prison cell at 3am on Saturday, using a blade they had kept hidden in their cells. One prisoner was found hiding in the forest near the prison, but the remaining ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38799/four-at-large-following-prison-break/

Foreign nationals held in drug raid

Anti-drug police officers arrested nine foreign nationals in a sting on a rental house on Sunday, accusing the men of involvement in a drug-trafficking ring catering to other foreigners in the vicinity of Phnom Penh’s Central Market, police said yesterday. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/foreign-nationals-held-drug-raid

AEC pushed back 12 months

Asean leaders have decided to delay the launch of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) for 12 months from Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2015 to prepare the necessary regulations. Lao deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Thongloun Sisoulith told the Bangkok Post that Asean ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/321914/aec-pushed-back-12-months

Investigation delays final Dara hearing

The Phnom Penh Court of Appeal yesterday postponed the final hearing of disgraced anti-drug czar Moek Dara, Chea Leng and Morn Doeun until next month, citing a need for more time in light of last-minute investigations by the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court, a court official ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091858764/National-news/investigation-delays-final-hearing-for-anti-drug-czar.html

Former Anti-Drugs Chief Says He Is a Victim, Not a Criminal

At his appeal hearing yesterday, former anti-drug police chief Moek Dara railed against what he said was injustice of his incarceration for a slew of drug-related crimes, for which he continues to deny his guilt. Mr. Dara, former chief of the National Authority for Combating Drugs, ...

No Probe Yet of Link to Taiwan Heroin Shipment

Cambodian police have yet to receive information about last week’s massive heroin haul by Taiwanese authorities, who indicated that the drugs were sourced from Cambodia, said Lieutenant General Khieu Sopheak, spokesman for the Interior Ministry. According to Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice, 70 kg of heroin were ...

Four Charged in Infantry General's Drug Case

A high-ranking army official, his driver and two others were charged with drug trafficking yesterday following a series of arrests over the weekend and a raid that yielded nearly 5kg of methamphetamine. Questioning of the four by prosecutors at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court finished yesterday ...

Cambodia Wants More Information on Taiwan's Heroin Haul

Police yesterday said they were seeking more information about a massive haul of heroin-allegedly transited through Cambodia-that was seized from a boat off the coast of Taiwan this week. The Taiwanese Justice Ministry’s Investigation Bureau says it found 70 kg of heroin hidden in a fishing ...

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