Taiwanese arrested with more than two kilos of heroin in Cambodia

Other News Materials 9 April 2008 14:19 (UTC +04:00)

(dpa) - A Taiwanese man was expected to be charged in a Cambodian court with attempting to traffic 2.15 kilograms of heroin, officials said Wednesday.

Airport and court officials said Wang Kulen, 29, was arrested Tuesday as he allegedly tried to board a flight to Hong Kong from Phnom Penh International Airport with two packages of heroin.

Customs official So Yatha said a search revealed the packages strapped to his chest and stomach.

He faces 20 years in prison if convicted.

Dozens of would-be foreign traffickers have been arrested at the airport in past months during a Cambodian crackdown, the majority of them Taiwanese, prompting speculation that an organized ring is operating in the country.