Nine Chinese nationals have been arrested, some over their alleged involvement in robbery and murder, while police arrested two Chinese men early on Sunday morning for possessing an illegal weapon in Phnom Penh.
Meng Tuoch, a police officer in Po Senchey district, said the two Chinese suspects arrested on Sunday morning were identified as Dai Xun, 37, and Pu Yijiang, 33. Both worked at a Chinese-owned garment factory in Choam Chao commune in Phnom Penh’s Po Senchey district.
After questioning, police also arrested another seven Chinese nationals who they say were involved in a murder case about one year ago when they robbed another Chinese man and caused the death of one Cambodian man.
Mr Tuoch said that on Sunday night at about 2am, two Chinese men were riding a motorbike and passed a police checkpoint on a street in Choam Chao commune.
“After searching them, police seized a K-59 pistol along with seven bullets which were hidden in a bag carried by one of the men,” he told Khmer Times. “They were then arrested immediately.”
He added that the two suspects were accused by police of the “unauthorised holding or transporting weapons” and face a punishment from six months up to three years each in prison if convicted.
Full story in Monday’s paper.