Amount of illicit drugs seized more than doubles compared with 2020

Officials prepare confiscated drugs for burning during a ceremony to mark the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Phnom Penh, July 19, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

More than seven tonnes of seized drugs were burned or otherwise destroyed at a ceremony in Phnom Penh today as anti-drug trafficking officials announced that the number of illicit drugs seized by police had more than doubled compared to the same period last year. The drugs were confiscated over the course of 2020 as well as the first half of 2021.