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KTV hostesses recovering in Vietnam after drinking spiked wine

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The bar where the incident took place. Fresh News

Kandal provincial police yesterday said that three hostesses who fell sick after their drinks were spiked in a KTV outlet on Sunday night are recovering at a hospital in Vietnam.

Major General Eav Chamroeun, provincial police chief, identified them as San Srey Nea, 26, Ra Samnang, 21, and Chea Samphors, 18, who along with another hostess who died, drank wine which five customers had spiked at MeiMei BBQ and KTV in Loeuk Dek district.

“Now they are getting better and will return to their homes soon,” he said.

Maj Gen Chamroeun noted that police are still investigating and he could not comment more on the case.

On Monday, National Police officers arrested three immigration police officers and an accomplice after the hostess Ich Channy, 19, died and the other three became sick after drinking the spiked drinks.

Maj Gen Chamroeun had identified the suspects 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.

Colonel Aing Thou, district police chief, yesterday said that his officers are preparing relevant documents on the case and the suspects will be sent to the provincial court today.

“We are still preparing the documents and will send the four men to the provincial court for questioning tomorrow,” he said.

Horng Por, the owner of MeiMei BBQ and KTV, could not be reached for comment yesterday but on Monday said that police officers were checking her premises and questioning witnesses.

General Keo Vanthan, spokesman of the Interior Ministry’s General Immigration Department, could not be reached for comment yesterday.

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