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3 men questioned over cache of toy guns

Battambang provincial police are investigating three men who were caught carrying a load of toy guns over the Thailand border yesterday.

Police detained two Vietnamese men, Nhat Chuong, 30, and Thang Phong, 46, and one Cambodian man, Soy Bunreoun, 37, for questioning when they were found transporting 29 Taiwanese gas-powered toy guns by taxi after crossing the border at Poipet.

According to Deputy Chief of Battambang provincial police Chet Vanny, Bunreoun, the driver of the Lexus taxi, was driving down National Road 5 to Phnom Penh when police intercepted them in Thmor Kol district, Battambang province.

Vanny said police are still questioning the three men and they are unsure what offences they would be charged with.

“They were not real weapons – like those that soldiers use. But they are modern toy weapons, which used gas to shoot the round bullets and we have never seen anything like these in Cambodia… We are still investigating.”

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