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GNC: Youths ‘forced’ into drugs

NGO Good Neighbours Cambodia (GNC) has released a report which said that 3.4 per cent of youths had tried drugs and another 4.9 per cent were enticed or forced into using narcotics by friends and neighbours. GNC said a survey of 283 youths from 13 ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gnc-youths-forced-drugs

Hun Sen calls on monks to battle traffic accident deaths

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on monks to join hands in educating people to respect traffic laws and avoid drug use in order to reduce traffic deaths and drug problems. During a building inauguration at Chey Mongkul pagoda in Kampong Cham province, Mr Hun Sen ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50111451/hun-sen-calls-monks-battle-traffic-accident-deaths/

Rehab programme to be tested in Cambodia

A community-based treatment programme for drug users – which has reduced costs, rates of relapse and drug-user related crimes in trials in China – is set to be piloted in two Phnom Penh communes from December, stakeholders said yesterday. Community-based treatment has long been advocated ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rehab-programme-be-tested-cambodia

Thousands more drug arrests

About 5,000 people have been arrested for drug use and trafficking since July in the second phase of an ongoing controversial drug crackdown, bringing the total number of arrestees this year to almost 13,700 people. ...

Niem Chheng and Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thousands-more-drug-arrests

Transport firms targeted in anti-drug drive

The Transport Minister has asked all transport companies to instruct their drivers not to use drugs and to stick anti-drug stickers on their trucks as part of a ministry campaign to curb drug use in the industry. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5084019/transport-firms-targeted-anti-drug-drive/

Authorities burn more than 100 kilograms of drugs

Authorities from four provinces, along with the Ministry of Justice, set more than 100 kilograms of drugs ablaze at the Preah Vihear provincial hall on Monday. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5077055/authorities-burn-100-kilograms-drugs/

KNUP leader Nhek Bun Chhay charged over 2007 drugs case

Political fixture and former Co-Defence Minister Nhek Bun Chhay was officially charged yesterday with conspiracy to produce drugs and importing drug components after being linked to a decade-old bust by one of the men convicted in the original case. ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/knup-leader-nhek-bun-chhay-charged-over-2007-drugs-case

Anti-drug campaign set to target monks

Monks have become the latest target of the government’s anti-drug campaign, as Interior Minister Sar Kheng announced he would be seeking ways to wipe out abuse of illegal substances in the clergy. ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5075391/anti-drug-campaign-set-target-monks/

Rise in meth use, trafficking spur cross-border drug plan

Faced with an ongoing rise in drug trafficking and use, especially of methamphetamines, Cambodia and the other five Greater Mekong Subregion countries have joined forces to try and stem the narcotics tide. Cambodia was also among four countries where drug-making laboratories were found, Mr. Douglas ...

Phan Soumy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/rise-in-meth-use-trafficking-spur-cross-border-drug-plan-129466/

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 ...

Global Fund Cuts Malaria Grant by $20M

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is withholding nearly $20 million originally granted to fight malaria in Cambodia because of the government’s poor use of past Fund dollars. The government blames its poor showing on the Fund’s time-consuming procurement procedures. The Fund awarded the ...

Informal Pharmacies Continue To Operate Despite Crackdown

There are no reliable figures on the number of illegal pharmacies operating nationwide, but the government insists that the problem is a thing of the past. At the launch of an anti-drug campaign at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Monday, Chou Yin Sim, secretary ...

Medical imports decline

THE supply of pharmaceutical products has outstripped demand, causing a decrease in the value of drug imports during the first half of 2011, experts say. An increase in the number of firms importing pharmaceutical products in 2010 led to this year’s drop, Medical Trust Company ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080250792/Business/medical-imports-decline.html

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