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Police Officers nabbed after spiked drink kills KTV hostess

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National Police yesterday arrested three immigration police officers and an accomplice after a hostess died and three others became sick after drinking spiked drinks at a KTV in Kandal province on Sunday.

Major General Eav Chamroeun, provincial police chief, yesterday identified them as Tim Vathanak, 39, Chantrea Vannak, 35, and Keo Vathanak Poun, 27, all immigration police officers based at the Ka’am Samnor International Checkpoint in the province’s Loeuk Dek district.

He identified the accomplice as Vann Chivan, 29, and noted that a fifth suspect, a taxi driver known as Vanna, is at large.

Maj Gen Chamroeun said that officers from the National Police cooperated with his officers and provincial prosecutor Leav Sreng to investigate the case after reports of the incident at MeiMei BBQ and KTV went viral.

He said that the five men went to the KTV and spiked wine which the hostess Ich Channy, 19, drank and died.

Maj Gen Chamroeun noted that three other hostess who were drinking with them became sick and were sent to hospital.

“Now, forensics experts from the National and provincial police are conducting tests, so I cannot give more details,” he said, noting that police are questioning all four men.

Maj Gen Chamroeun added that the three other victims were sent for treatment at a hospital in Vietnam because the incident took place in Loeuk Dek district’s Ka’am Samnor commune which is near the border.

Horng Por, the owner of MeiMei BBQ and KTV, yesterday said that police are still checking the place and questioning witnesses but declined to comment further.

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