A group of drug dealers stole 500,000 baht, or about $15,300, from two police officials with the National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) in a failed sting operation in Battambang province’s Sampov Loun district on Friday, officials said Monday. Chet Vanny, provincial deputy police chief, said that the operation on Friday was part of an ongoing crackdown on drug trafficking in the district, which is on the border with Thailand.* “Police took the money to meet the dealers at a designated place, then they were robbed. We know that the robbers were armed,” he said, adding that he did
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