Six suspects detained for robbery, drug trafficking

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Police seized two K-59 pistols, three motorcycles, five mobile phones and five large packets of white power from the suspects. Police

A group of six suspects were sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for questioning on Monday after they were detained for allegedly robbing travellers and selling drugs, court spokesman Kuch Kimlong said.

The six were detained by Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers in Chbar Ampov II commune’s Kandal I village, in Chbar Ampov district.

Phnom Penh municipal police Serious Crimes Bureau chief Heng Sophea told The Post on Monday that the six male suspects, who were not identified, ranged in age from 18 to 63.

“We will send the six suspects to the court today. They had 4g of crystal ice,” he said.

CID administrative office chief Mom Chek said on Monday that the department started investigating the six on May 19.

A department official who chose to remain anonymous said the suspects had picked travellers’ pockets on May 14. Once their identities were known, police detained them.

Police seized two K-59 pistols, three motorcycles, five mobile phones and five large packets of white power from the suspects.

Chek added that the group also sold drugs on several occasions.