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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

New five-point plan to tackle drug slum

The government has announced a new action plan to deal with the drug problem in Trapaing Chhouk, a slum in the capital’s Sen Sok district that has been an open market for drug use and distribution for over a decade.    ...

Niem Chheng and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-five-point-plan-tackle-drug-slum

Meeting touts new approach to rehab

Officials from provinces across the country gathered in Banteay Meanchey yesterday and the day before to learn about alternative community-based drug rehabilitation services and vocational training, anti-drug officials said.   ...

Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/meeting-touts-new-approach-rehab

Drug busts up in 2015: ministry

The Interior Ministry yesterday called for Beijing’s cooperation in tackling a ring of Chinese methamphetamine traffickers operating in Cambodia, one day after an annual Interior Ministry report announced that the number of drug busts in 2015 had more than doubled compared to 2014. ...

Kong Meta and Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/drug-busts-2015-ministry

Drug crimes double in Cambodia last year

The number of drug cases and people arrested for drug crimes in Cambodia in 2015 more than doubled year-on-year, while the volume of drugs seized shot up 18- fold, local media reported on Friday. ...

Xinhua team
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/19628/drug-crimes-double-in-cambodia-last-year/

Cambodia set to join mekong region anti-narcotics force

Cambodia is planning to join the regional anti-drug-trafficking operation Safe Mekong, which aims to stem the flow of illegal narcotics through the notorious “Golden Triangle” area, after Thailand and Laos announced they had asked for Cambodia and Vietnam to be involved. ...

Simon Henderson
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-set-to-join-mekong-region-anti-narcotics-force-91368/

Official believes tip-off helped drug kingpin escape dragnet

After one of the alleged leaders of a busted mufti-milliondollar international drug smuggling ring slipped through a police dragnet in Stung Treng province on Tuesday, an anti-drug official said an information leak likely helped the man escape. ...

Saing Soenthrith and Chris Mueller
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/official-believes-tip-off-helped-drug-kingpin-escape-dragnet-86984/

Minister tells police to target drug gang bosses

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Wednesday ordered police across the country to focus on investigating and arresting the leaders of illegal-drug syndicates rather than low-level traffickers and users. ...

Chris Mueller and Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/minister-tells-police-to-target-drug-gang-bosses-81231/

Fewer airport arrests lead to drop in drug seizures

Despite a 72 percent increase in the number of drug-related arrests last year compared to 2013, 50 percent less drugs were seized during the same period, an official from the National Authority for Combating Drugs’ (NACD) said Tuesday. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Chris Mueller
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/fewer-airport-arrests-lead-to-drop-in-drug-seizures-81147/

Cambodia has some 13,000 drug addicts: anti-drug chief

About 13,000 people, aged between 18 and 35 years old, have been using drugs in Cambodia, up from roughly 7,000 users in 2007, Meas Vyrith, secretary general of the National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD), said Wednesday. “It is estimated that a drug user spends about ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140521/cambodia-has-some-13000-drug-addicts-anti-drug-chief

Government says drug seizures, trafficking rose in 2013

Drug seizures jumped last year, while drug arrests remained relatively steady, according to the annual report from the National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) released Monday. As in 2012, methamphetamine retained its position as the most commonly seized type of drug. Police confiscated 17.3 kg of methamphetamine ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-says-drug-seizures-trafficking-rose-in-2013-54862/

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