According to a court report, Bun Chhay is alleged to have been involved in a 2007 amphetamine business operating on land he owned.
The strongman once vowed to rule Cambodia until he is 74, and with the 2018 general elections coming up he seems keen to quell any rumors that he is ill or aging.
Some 170 Cambodian athletes will head to Malaysia next week to contest the Southeast Asia Games.
The drug operation was allegedly run from land in Kampong Speu owned by Bun Chhay.
An exhibition at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, explores the history of efforts to hold perpetrators of genocide accountable through court proceedings.
At Washington’s Holocaust Museum, ‘Cambodia: 1975-1979’ delivers the message that genocide did not end with the Hitler’s mass murder of European Jews and other groups.
More than 4,000 families have already relocated to make way for the floodwaters, most from the ethnic Bunong and Kuy minorities.
The comments from Vong Soth are just the latest threat of violence against opposition forces in the country this year.
Hun Sen called CNN’s report into child sex trafficking in Svay Pak, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, an “insult which can’t be tolerated.”
Nhek Bun Chhay was taken in for questioning from his home on the outskirts of the capital, Phnom Penh, National Police Deputy Chief Gen. Mok Chito said.
In a statement issued on the same day, Prime Minister Hun Sen congratulated Gen. Banh, calling him a “very capable and loyal operator”.
UN officials this week remained tight-lipped about the purpose and scope of Smith’s visit to Cambodia.