Cam­bo­dia seizes 1.5 tonnes of pot worth US$7 mil.

The China Post - - LIFE GUIDE POST -

Cam­bo­dian po­lice on Tues­day showed off a seizure of nearly 1.5 tonnes of mar­i­juana worth more than US$7 mil­lion packed into cof­fee bags, part of an on­go­ing drug crack­down in the coun­try.

Gen­eral Khieu Sa­mon, head of the in­te­rior min­istry’s anti- drug of­fice, said 1,487 kilo­grams of mar­i­juana was seized on Fri­day in Ph­nom Penh dur­ing raids in which three Cam­bo­di­ans were ar­rested.

“The mar­i­juana was packed into bags of Dao cof­fee, which was smug­gled from neigh­bor­ing Laos into Cam­bo­dia,” he told re­porters dur­ing a press con­fer­ence in which of­fi­cers pre­sented the drug haul, the sus­pects and seized equip­ment to the media.

Dao is a brand of Laos cof­fee pop­u­lar in Cam­bo­dia.

“They planned to smug­gle the mar­i­juana to third coun­tries where the price is high ... the seized mar­i­juana is worth more than US$7 mil­lion in Western mar­kets,” Khieu Sa­mon added.

Around 1.5 kilo­grams of mar­i­juana oil worth at least US$75,000 was also con­fis­cated.

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