NSW man Dino Rossetto, 50, is accused of trying to sell 40g of crystal methamphetamine to an undercover Cambodian cop.
NSW man Dino Rossetto, 50, is accused of trying to sell 40g of crystal methamphetamine to an undercover Cambodian cop.

Aussie tourist on meth charges

AN AUSSIE tourist has been arrested in Cambodia on methamphetamine charges.

Local media reported NSW man Dino Rossetto, 50, was caught trying to sell 40g of ice to an undercover cop.

Police officer Chum Sokunthy said Mr Rossetto was detained in the coastal city of Sihanoukville, according to The Khmer Times.

Mr Sokunthy said police would allege "the suspect was an active drug distributor who often brought drugs for sale to foreign tourists at nightclubs and beaches”.

He told The Times: "He was arrested when he brought a package of drugs to our undercover police officer codenamed B4.”

After his arrest, police say they seized the drugs and other related materials, including scales and drug utensils, from him and a urine test proved positive for drugs.

Rossetto has been pictured in a local paper sitting at a table in handcuffs in front of a set of scales with a large amount of white power on it.

Rossetto's passport is also shown in the photographs and reveals he is originally from Orange, in western New South Wales.

Cambodia does not have the death penalty, like some other Asian countries, but if convicted Rossetto faces a lengthy stint behind bars.

A spokeswoman from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said staff were seeking to make contact with an Australian man arrested in Cambodia, to offer consular assistance in accordance with the Consular Services Charter.

Pictures from his home newspaper show Rossetto relaxing with friends at cancer fundraiser Relay for Life.

- Andrew Koubaridis



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