Cambodia arrests over 6,100 drug suspects in 3 months of anti-drug campaign

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/3/28 0:08:20

Cambodian authorities have arrested 6,132 drug suspects in 2,677 cases in the first three months of a six-month anti-drug campaign that launched on January 1, said the Interior Ministry's latest report on Monday.

The report said 3,063 people including 403 females were arrested for trafficking illicit drugs, and 3,069 including 225 females were caught for using drugs.

It added that among the drug suspects were 23 foreigners and a total of 25.6 kg of illicit drugs had been confiscated.

In a public speech last month, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen vowed to intensify the government's efforts in combating illicit drugs and called on the people to help with the anti-drug campaign.

He also appealed to parents and legal guardians to advise their children to stay away from drugs.

The prime minister said that although some countries allowed police to kill drug criminals during their operations, Cambodia did not allow killings.

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