Accessibility links

Breaking News

Taiwanese Man Charged in Heroin Bust

Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged one man with drug trafficking Friday, after he was seized at the international airport Tuesday in possession of more than 2 kilograms of heroin.

Taiwanese national Wang Kuo Lin, 29, was arrested as he attempted to board a flight to Hong Kong, police said.

His arrest highlights what experts call a worrying increase in Cambodian production and shipment of narcotics.

Several drug couriers have been nabbed at the airport in recent months, and a year ago police made a massive raid on a methamphetamine production facility in Kampong Speu province.