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Cambodia anti-drug chief faces corruption charge

Cambodia anti-drug chief faces corruption charge

The head of Cambodia's anti-drug trafficking agency has been charged with drug-related corruption.
The chief of the anti-corruption unit said Monday that police Lt. Gen. Moek Dara, secretary-general of the National Authority for Combating Drugs, has been formally charged in Banteay Meanchey provincial court.
The charges Sunday came about a week after Moek Dara was first detained. On Friday, the Banteay Meanchey provincial police chief and his deputy were charged by the same court with corruption. Both were arrested on suspicion of taking bribes to release drug trafficking suspects.
Under Cambodia's anti-corruption law, passed last year, any official found guilty of taking bribes faces up to 15 years in prison.


Updated : 2021-06-14 11:05 GMT+08:00