Four Vietnamese nationals were charged with possession and trafficking of drugs – methamphetamine and ecstasy – in Cambodia last week.
At around 10am on February 14, the Svay Rieng provincial anti-drug police, plus provincial immigration and Bavet city police raided a house rented by the four in Kandal village in Bavet, the Khmer Times reported.
Major Lim Seng, an officer with the police anti-drug department in Svay Rieng, said the four worked at a Vietnamese-owned casino in Bavet.
The raid came after an Israeli man linked with a drug network was arrested on February 3 at the Vietnamese border near Bavet. The Israeli man confessed and provided information that led to the raid.
The four allegedly sold drugs to guests in casinos and nightclubs on the Vietnamese-Cambodian border.
Authorities confiscated two packages of methamphetamine that weighed nearly half a kilogram, 40 ecstasy pills, a set of scales, five cell-phones and other items.
The four suspects were identified as Hay Voeukhong, 66; Nguven Thileuy, 24; Buoy Thilou, 34, and Troeug Thimai, 23. They are being held in custody while awaiting trial. Based on the amount of drugs found, each could face at least 10 years in jail.