Ratanakkiri provincial police are questioning the second deputy chief of Bor Keo district’s Ting Chak commune who has been accused of making money from stolen goods.
The suspect was identified as Vat Saroeun, 38, who works as a motorbike repairman in addition to his role as second deputy commune chief.
District police officer Tan Pise said Mr Saroeun was arrested after a stolen motorbike was found at his house.
He is accused of receiving money from stolen goods and possibly colluding with the thief of the bike.
“According to a police complaint, Mr Saroeun received the proceeds of stolen goods. We don’t know if he also cooperated with the thief. Police are working on that,” Mr Pise said.
“The motorbike owner, who lives in Banlung city, had been looking for his bike and found it at Mr Saroeun’s house in Bor Keo district.”
Provincial police said Mr Saroeun was being questioned at the minor crimes office.
Chea Pich, a provincial court prosecutor, confirmed the arrest.
He said Mr Saroeun was likely to appear in court this morning.