Cambodian police arrested a Chinese national with 3.1 kilograms (6.8 pounds) of heroin hidden under his clothes as he prepared to board a plane to Hong Kong, a newspaper reported Monday.
Chung Kwok Hung, 47, triggered an alarm on a metal detector at Phnom Penh International Airport on Saturday, prompting police to search his body, The Cambodia Daily newspaper said.
Police found four plastic packs of heroin strapped to his legs under his pants, the newspaper said.
It was not immediately clear when Hung would be formally charged by a Cambodian court. Drug trafficking carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of 50 million riel (US$12,500; Ã‚â‚¬10,000).
Earlier this month, Cambodian airport police arrested a 25-year-old Taiwanese man with 2.2 kilograms (4.8 pounds) of heroin strapped to his body. He has been detained pending trial on drug trafficking charges.
Cambodia is not a major drug producer, but has become a transit point for heroin from the nearby Golden Triangle, a region where the borders of Burma, Thailand and Laos meet.