Monday, 10 January 2011

Cambodia’s Drug police Officials Arrested over Corruption

via CAAI

Monday, 10 January 2011 07:23 DAP-NEWS/VIBOL

CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH, JAN 10, 2011-Senior official for the anti-corruption unit of Cambodia on January announced Monday that it has arrested four police officials of anti-drug trafficking department over taking bribery as corruption to release the drug perpetrators.

“Those drug police officials release four drug dealers with taking $20,000 to 160,000 US dollars respectively,” Om Yentieng, head of ACU said in his remark of disseminating law of anti-corruption at the culture ministry. “Those drug police officials need to get the legal punishment by the law,” he said.

At the same time, security officials said police authorities arrested Hun Hean, police chief of Banteay Mean Chey province after terminating the position, and deputy police chief of Banteay Mean Chey, Chean Son also arrested by central police department of home ministry. The two senior officials also involved with releasing the drug trafficking dealers,” police said without releasing names.

Last month, Pursat Provincial prosecutor Top Chaserei Vuth arrested by the ACU and he faced with several charging cases by local people’s complaints. After implementing the law of anti-corruption, the ACU also arrested over 20 custom and excise officials arrested and punished by the law.

Cambodia’ law on anti-corruption just came into force on December last year.

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