Escaped drug convict arrested

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Police found the convict at his girlfriend’s home. Supplied

A drug convict who escaped from Prey Veng provincial prison last month was found and arrested on Saturday morning.

Meas Samnang, 47, had been hiding at his girlfriend’s house in Pursat province.

Prey Veng prison director Choub Sarim said there was a $1,000 bounty on the convict, who escaped when he was let out for labour duties on August 26.

He had been incarcerated since 2013, serving 11 years in prison on a drug trafficking conviction.

“Pursat provincial police and prison officials found and arrested Mr Samnang on Saturday at his girlfriend’s house in Krokor district,” Mr Sarim said. “They sent him to Correctional Centre 4. I will go and take him back to Prey Veng provincial prison when I am free.”

Mr Sarim said the $1,000 reward will be split between Pursat provincial police and prison officials.

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