The United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) highly valued Cambodia’s prevention of drug and money laundering crimes in recent time.

UNODC Regional Representative for Southeast Asia and Pacific Jeremy Douglass raised the review at a meeting with Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior So Kheng on October 16 in Phnom Penh.

He pledged UNODC will continue to help Cambodia and its Ministry of Interior in training human resources in the field.

The Cambodian Deputy PM appreciated cooperation between Cambodia and UNODC in combating drug and money laundering, saying that it has helped reduce crime rates across the country.

He also stressed that the fight against drugs and money laundering requires wider cooperation among the regional countries and international organisations, because these crimes are often transnational and Cambodia is just one link in the crime chain.

So far, Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior and other relevant organisations have effectively promoted the detection and suppression of the crimes nationwide, especially in large cities like Phnom Penh, Sihanouk and Siem Reap.

These efforts have contributed to uncover many drug trafficking and money laundering rings across Southeast Asia. -VNA