Vietnam to aid border drugs battle

Cambodia and Vietnam vowed to boost cooperation to prevent cross-border drug trafficking during the nations’ annual meeting yesterday. Lieutenant General Mak Chito, deputy National Police commissioner in charge of drug crimes, and Ngo Thai Dung, director of Drug Crime Prevention at the Vietnamese Defence Ministry, met ...

Ven Rathavong

Police request over $500k to reward drug-busting officers

The National Police has requested more than $500,000 from the Interior Ministry to fund bonuses for police officers involved in confiscating illegal drugs, officials said on Tuesday. ...

Han Soumy

Prime minister’s brother Hun San requests ‘serious action’ against top cop

The prime minister’s older brother Hun San has sent a letter to the Interior Ministry asking for “serious action” to be taken against a deputy National Police chief over an alleged dispute on his land in Banteay Meanchey province. ...

Sek Odom

Testing drugs a cop job: Chito

National Police anti-drug chief Mok Chito yesterday said his officers need to begin inserting themselves into a stage of investigations until now the sole domain of the judiciary – drug testing.   ...

Mech Dara

Police admit to no control of illegal weapons

Following a meeting at the Justice Ministry held in the wake of a recent spate of violent armed robberies across Cambodia, officials on Tuesday conceded that they were unable to control the use of illegal weapons in the country. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Reasons differ for the spike in drug busts

Drug cases in Cambodia nearly tripled in the first nine months of 2015 compared to the same period last year, police announced on Friday, though authorities and civil society groups differed on the cause behind the spike.The deputy chief of National Police, Mok Chito, said ...

Taing Vida

Cambodian police arrest 3,402 drug suspects

The number of people arrested for drug-related crimes in Cambodia has increased by 153 percent in the first nine months of 2015, a senior police official said on Saturday. ...

Business Standard News Staff

Interpol assists hunt for alleged drug kingpin

A Cambodian man has been put on Interpol’s most-wanted list and is thought to be hiding in Laos or Burma after evading police last month when they attempted to arrest him for allegedly leading a multi million-dollar international drug smuggling ring, officials said Tuesday. ...

Chris Mueller and Mech Dara

Drug arrests spike in first half of year

The number of people arrested for drug trafficking during the first six months of this year has increased by 159 per cent, police officials announced on Friday. ...

Sen David

Sao Sokha praises military police on anniversary

National Military Police Commander Sao Sokha on Tuesday painted a rosy picture of the country during a ceremony in Phnom Penh to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of a wing of the armed forces that has been routinely called upon to crush dissent. ...

Khuon Narim and Matt Blomberg

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

‘Mastermind’ of drug gang flees; lieutenant charged

The alleged “mastermind” of a multimillion-dollar international drug smuggling gang has fled to Laos, while his lieutenant was charged in Phnom Penh on Monday with manufacturing, trafficking and possessing narcotics, officials said. ...

Mech Dara

$3m drug bust includes largest ever meth haul

Police in Phnom Penh made the country’s largest ever methamphetamine seizure late last week after arresting three members of a trafficking ring who were found with nearly 55 kg of drugs worth about $3 million, most of which was destined for Taiwan, an official said ...

Mech Dara and Chris Mueller

TVK cameraman nabbed after encounter with police official

A cameraman for national television broadcaster TVK was arrested on Saturday on direct orders from Deputy National Police Chief Mok Chito for using a fake police license plate and illegally possessing a police uniform and handgun, officials said Sunday. ...

Saing Soenthrith

Interior Ministry reminds civil servants of ban on two jobs

Department heads within the Interior Ministry must immediately begin enforcing a Royal Decree issued in October that prohibits civil servants from holding two government jobs at the same time, according to a letter issued by ministry Secretary of State Sak Setha last week. ...

Mech Dara

CPP blasted for promotions of military, police

At least 80 of the 306 new members of the CPP’s expanded central committee are members of the country’s military or security forces, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday in a statement, which says the promotions are meant to secure the loyalty of security forces. ...

Mech Dara

Three more deputy commissioners appointed

The Interior Ministry promoted three senior police officials to the rank of deputy National Police commissioner in a ceremony Tuesday afternoon, swelling the ranks of deputy commissioners to 15 in apparent preparation for three other deputies to retire. In the absence of Interior Minister Sar Kheng, ...

Mech Dara

Heng Pov’s conviction affirmed by high court

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the murder convictions of former Phnom Penh Municipal Police chief Heng Pov and three others in the case of the 2003 killing of Phnom Penh Municipal Court judge Sok Sethamoni. Defendants Pov, Ly Rasy, Hang Vutha and Prum Sophearith have been ...

Kim Sarom

Representatives to meet over factory fire

Representatives for the employees and owners of a Phnom Penh garment factory gutted by a fire last month will meet at the Ministry of Labor today to try and hammer out a pay package for the workers, though a factory official said they would not ...

Mech Dara

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