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 Nigerian man was apprehended in Sangkat Boeung Tumpun, Khan Meanchey, Phnom Penh, as a result of the operation. 499. His possession of 40 grams of methamphetamine (ICE) was discovered.
Kelechi was in possession of a passport bearing the number A08315794. He also had a bogus occupation, according to the police.
The police apprehended the suspect as well as the drugs. He’ll be taken to court, and the narcotics will be stored as evidence.