Lebechi Charles Kelechi, a 33-year-old Nigerian national, has been detained in Cambodia in connection with a narcotics trafficking investigation.
On Tuesday, October 12, police from the Ministry of Interior’s Anti-Drug Department stated the Nigerian allegedly brought over half a kilogram of drugs into the country.
According to local media, on October 9 at 8:30 p.m., the Anti-Drug Force’s specialized force, directed by Deputy Director of the Department Lt. Col. Vor Vuthea and coordinated by the Deputy Prosecutor of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, Sith Vann investigated and cracked down on a drug trafficking case.
The operation led to the arrest of the Nigerian man in Sangkat Boeung Tumpun, Khan Meanchey, Phnom Penh. 499.40 grams of methamphetamine (ICE) were found in his possession.
Kelechi held a passport with the number A08315794. Police reported that he also had a false occupation.
The suspect and the drugs were taken by the police. He will be sent for legal processing and the drugs were kept as evidence.