Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Charges for two men for artefact smuggling

Charges for two men for artefact smuggling

TWO men in Banteay Meanchey province have been charged with smuggling ancient artefacts after attempting to cross into Thailand with statues of the Hindu deity Vishnu and the Buddhist bodhisattva Lokesvara. Banteay Meanchey provincial police chief Hun Hean said the men were charged yesterday after being arrested on Tuesday evening in Banteay Meanchey’s Thma Puok district. He identified the suspects as 42-year-old Each Sopheak and 24-year-old Kong Sarith, both of Banteay Meanchey’s Sisophon district, and said they had purchased the sculptures at a shop in Siem Reap province. Thma Puok district deputy police chief Chea Chhlong said the pair were arrested at the Boeung Krakuon border checkpoint, and that the artefacts had been taken to Banteay Meanchey provincial court as evidence.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Bodies of Cambodian peacekeepers returned to Kingdom

The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republic were repatriated to the Kingdom and honoured in an airport ceremony on May 21.

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

CNRP commune chief candidate Khum Rany photographed near her family home.

In sleepy Sre Preang town in Preah Vihear province, two abandoned bulldozers sit on either side of the street in front of Brame Commune Hall.

CNRP spokesperson Yim Sovann seen speaking at an event in a photograph posted on his Facebook page. Facebook

In response to a CNRP request to allow garment workers to take a day off on the Monday after the June 4 commune elections, the National Election Co