PHNOM PENH, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia has arrested a gang of eight Vietnamese nationals for possessing, transporting and trafficking drugs, seizing over 10 kg of narcotics, the Anti-Drug Department (ADP) said in a news release on Sundayaxscryptogame.

The suspects, aged between 14 and 32, were apprehended on the night of June 6 during the raids on four locations in the capital Phnom Penh, the ADP said, adding that two of them are women.

"A total of 10.8 kg of ecstasy, crystal methamphetamine, and ketamine was seized from the suspects' possession during the crackdowns," the ADP said.

The police also discovered 30.7 kg of drug precursors in the operations.

axscryptogame|Cambodia arrests 8 foreigners for drug trafficking, seizing over 10 kg narcotics

The Southeast Asian country has no death sentence for a drug trafficker. Under its law, someone found guilty of trafficking more than 80 grams of illicit drugs could be imprisoned for life.

According to the ADP, the kingdom detained 9,369 drug-related suspects, including 324 foreigners, during the January-May period of 2024, seizing a total of 4.71 tons of narcotics.