Police in Kampong Cham province have detained a man suspected of trying to extort money from a 30-year-old Vietnamese woman.
Provincial penal police bureau chief Tum Channa said victim Thi Hong Nguyen came to stay at a hotel in the province with a man on Sunday.
“Accordance to a report, the victim owed money after gambling in Bavet city,” Mr Channa said. “Police went down to Svay Rieng province and detained a driver who came with the victim.”
Mr Channa said officials were further questioning the man.
He said the victim had heard the man talking on the phone and asking her family to transfer money. She came downstairs to eat noodles at a restaurant and told a waiter that someone wanted to kidnap her, Mr Channa said.
“Now police are questioning the victim,” he said.
Kampong Cham deputy police chief Heng Vuthy said police were investigating the case and could not provide detailed information.