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Bogus officer held over trail of cheating

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Mr Saly was detained at his rented house in Siem Reap. Fresh News

Military police in Kandal and Siem Reap provinces have worked together to detain a suspect over the illegal use of weapons, fake military clothes and public documents, and cheating people out of money, phones and a motorbike.

A Kandal provincial military police officer, who asked not to be named, said yesterday that three victims filed complaints with military police of Sa’ang district on June 4 after being cheated.

The joint police forces detained So Saly, 34, at a rented room in Sla Kram commune in Siem Reap city on Friday.

The arrest, on the order of the Kandal provincial court prosecutor, came after three complaints.

Meun, 38, lost his motorcycle when the suspect borrowed it. Sodano, 30, lost his mobile phone and Pheap, 34, a girlfriend of the suspect, lost two mobile phones.

The officer said that after the suspect disappeared and could not be contacted, the victims filed complaints with military police because Mr Saly had told them that he was a military officer.

“The suspect has been sent to the Kandal provincial military police to file the case with the court according to legal procedures related to faking military uniforms, using illegal weapons, cheating and fake public documents,” the officer said.

Som Tola, the provincial military police commander, could not be reached for comments yesterday, while provincial military police deputy commander Chan Saraden declined to comment, saying he was busy.

Ou Phally, Sa’ang district military police commander, told local media that when detaining the suspect, military police in Kandal and Siem Reap provinces found evidence including a K59 pistol with three bullets, a backpack with a fake military uniform and fake documents.

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