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Famed astrologer held in meth bust

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times No Comments Share:
Vann Sokseiha, who is accused of selling drugs. Supplied

A well-known fortune teller was arrested and charged for trafficking almost three grams of crystal methamphetamine in Phnom Penh on Saturday.

Dam Chhoeun, the deputy chief of the Interior Ministry’s anti-drug police department, identified the suspect as Vann Sokseiha, 21.

Mr Sokseiha, also known as Hora Akineth or “the fire astrologer”, is famous for his magic skills and fortune telling. He has thousands of followers on YouTube and Facebook.

Mr Chhoeun said Mr Sokseiha was arrested at his rental property in Tuol Kork district’s Boeng Sralang commune with 2.68 grams of crystal methamphetamine and other drug-related material.

“Police found the drugs when they raided his house,” Mr Chhoeun said.

“His magic is good. When officers tried to arrest him, the handcuffs automatically released several times but he did not flee.”

Mr Sokseiha has been detained in Prey Sar prison awaiting trial.

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