Cambodian drug arrests up 20%

The Cambodian Interior Ministry’s anti-drug department has announced a 20% increase in drug arrests during the first 6 months of 2020 compared with the same period in 2019. There were 10,512 drug-related arrests between January and July 2020. Cambodia does not have capital punishment for drugs offences; however, people found in possession of more than 80g of illicit drugs can face a life sentence.