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National Police chief to strengthen border security

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General Neth Savoeun leads a border meeting. CEN

The head of the National Police on Monday ordered officers stationed along the border to strengthen border security by continuing to prevent crimes.

According to a National Police report published last year, there were issues such as airspace violations, land clearance, installation of electrical polls on Cambodian soil, and the deportation of migrant workers.

General Neth Savoeun made the order during a meeting on border issues at the National Police Headquarters in Phnom Penh.

“Police officers stationed along the border must report all border issues to their superiors so that those issues can be monitored,” Gen Savoeun said.

Lieutenant General Chhay Kim Khoeun, spokesman for the National Police, yesterday said Gen Savoeun wanted to encourage police officers.

“He was encouraging police officers, especially […] by providing support to police officials,” Lt Gen Kim Khoeun said.

According to a Defence Ministry report published last year, the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces prevented and cracked down on 5,193 border crimes.

It said there were 2,497 crimes along the Cambodian-Thai border, 1,250 crimes along the border with Vietnam and 1,445 crimes along the Lao border.

“RCAF redoubled its efforts to protect the sovereignty and integrity of the nation in all areas along the border,” ministry spokesman General Chhum Sucheat said at the time.

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