Frenchman arrested in Cambodia on drug charges
A Frenchman and a Briton were charged with trading 1kg of marijuana in Cambodia.
29 October 2008
PHNOM PENH - A Frenchman and a Briton were arrested and charged with trafficking 1.1 kilograms of marijuana in Cambodia, police said Wednesday.
Frenchman Jocelyn Fanget, 42, was trying to buy the drugs from Briton Craig Bullock, 37, when they were arrested Friday in the seaside resort town of Sihanoukville, said Moek Dara, director of the anti-drug department.
A Cambodian man, 35-year-old Chanda Try, was also arrested for transporting Bullock, he said.
"They were arrested at the scene while they were exchanging the drugs", Moek Dara told AFP. "The court has already charged them with drug trafficking. They are in jail now".
Cambodia has large amounts of marijuana and the country is also a well-known trafficking point for methamphetamines and heroin, particularly since neighbouring Thailand enforced harsher restrictions on illegal drugs in 2002.
[AFP / Expatica]