Police in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Wednesday arrested a Frenchman for flying a remote-controlled drone over the house of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
District police chief Huon Chan Yaran yesterday confirmed the man was arrested for using a drone camera to film prohibited areas without permission. Pierre Michel Breckler was detained on Wednesday evening in Chamtomok commune near Koh Pich bridge, where he was flying his drone and filming, Mr Chan Yaran said.
The suspect was being questioned at the National Police’s anti-cyber crime department, he added.
Phnom Penh City Hall banned flying drones without a permit two years ago, after a German tourist flew his drone over the Royal Palace and was spotted by Queen Mother Norodom Monineath as she performed her daily exercise routine.