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Police arrest three over taxi driver’s murder

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Police with the accused. Fresh News

National Police have arrested three suspects over the murder of a taxi driver whose corpse was left along National Road 8A in Kandal province on June 30.

The corpse of Merk Sophorn, 37, was found at about 8.30pm in Khsach Kandal district’s Prek Tameak commune following a robbery during which the assailants took his car.

Major General Eav Chamroeun, Kandal provincial police chief, yesterday said that three of four suspects were arrested and are being questioned.

“There are four suspects, but only three of them have been arrested,” he said. “Now they are in custody at the provincial police headquarters.”

Maj Gen Chamroeun could not provide the suspects’ identities.

In a statement posted on Facebook on Sunday, the Interior Ministry identified the suspects as Mey Tang, 23, and Mey Sarik, 20, and Chea Kong Dina, 20, all living in Svay Rieng province.

The statement said Mr Tang, Mr Sarik and Mr Kong Dina were arrested on July 3 in Bavet city.

It said the ministry’s military police cooperated with Svay Rieng, Kandal, and Prey Veng provincial military police over three days to solve the case.

The statement added that after their arrests, all three confessed that they had killed Mr Sophorn at about 1.30am on June 29, and stole his car after disposing of the corpse on National Highway 8A.

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