The number of drug-related seizures and arrests rose in the first nine months of the year compared to the same period last year, according to a National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) report obtained Thursday. The report, which has yet to be made public, found increases in the number of heroin, methamphetamine, ketamine and marijuana busts in Cambodia. According to the report, police at the Ministry of Interior handled 680 drug-related cases during the nine-month period, up from 593 last year. Of those cases, 1,301 suspects were arrested in the nine-month period, an increase from 1,264 last year.
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