Cambodia seizes $10m worth of marijuana

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As part of an ongoing crackdown, the Cambodian police seized nearly 1,500kg of marijuana packed into coffee bags. General Khieu Samon, head of the Interior Ministry’s anti-drug office, said the marijuana was seized during raids in Phnom Penh last Friday. Three Cambodians were arrested. “The seized marijuana is worth more than US$7 million (S$9.9 million) in Western markets,” he said, adding that the police also confiscated around 1.5kg of marijuana oil worth at least US$75,000.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 26, 2015, with the headline 'Cambodia seizes $10m worth of marijuana'. Print Edition | Subscribe