It has been reported that Nguyen Thi Le, Bui Thi Lo, Truong Thi Mai, and Ha Vo Khong were working in a Vietnamese-owned casino in the Cambodian border city of Bavet.
It quoted a senior police officer as saying the anti-drug police arrested the four last Friday following a tip-off from an Israeli man (Trillessky Ran) who had been part of their alleged drug network and was arrested on February 3.
The police said a raid on their rented apartment in Bavet Kandal village in Svay Rieng Province netted two large packages of meth weighing nearly half a kilo, 40 ecstasy pills, a scale, and five phones.
“They were drug distributors, and had been selling drugs to users gambling in casinos and night clubs on the Cambodian-Vietnamese border,” the officer in charge of the anti-drug operation said.
The suspects are being held pending their trial. If found guilty, they face up to 10 years in prison.
Vietnam and Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding on cross-border drug crime enforcement in 2017 after Cambodian anti-drug officials visited Hanoi to seek funding for a drug rehabilitation center in Sihanoukville.