Two Chinese men were arrested early yesterday for allegedly carrying an illegal weapon in Phnom Penh’s Por Senchey district.
District police officer Meng Tuoch said the men – Dai Xun, 37, and Pu Yijiang, 33 – were employed by a Chinese-owned garment factory in Por Senchey district’s Choam Chao commune.
He said that at about 2am yesterday, the two suspects drove a motorbike through a police checkpoint in Choam Chao commune.
Police were suspicious about the men and stopped them, added Mr Tuoch.
“After searching them, police seized a K-59 pistol along with seven bullets, which were hidden in a bag carried by one of them,” he said. “They were then arrested immediately by our police.”
They were preliminarily charged with unauthorised holding or transporting weapons and face from six months to three years in jail if convicted, Mr Tuoch said.
After questioning them, police arrested seven other Chinese men thought to be involved in a murder case from about a year ago.