Cambodia tipped off Indonesian authorities about a shipment of 60 kilograms of heroin that was shipped through Cambodia by courier firm DHL, local media reported Friday. Indonesian customs officials seized the drugs at Jakarta’s main airport and arrested the receiver earlier this week in the capital.
Mok Dara, head of Cambodia’s anti-drug trafficking department, told the Phnom Penh Post newspaper that it was the first time that Cambodia had tipped off Indonesian authorities about a drug shipment.
“We have (in the past) had many successes, receiving appreciation from Thailand, Vietnam, India and China, all of whom we tipped off about drug smuggling through Cambodia,” Mok Dara told the newspaper.
Cambodia’s porous borders and institutional corruption have long made the kingdom a favoured transit country for trafficking.