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Dynamite among guns found in raid

Dynamite among guns found in raid

A guesthouse owner was arrested in Kampong Cham province yesterday after police confiscated a hand grenade, guns, TNT and 300 bullets in a raid on his business and home, officials said yesterday.

The provincial police chief, Brigadier General Chhay Kimson, said police swooped down on the Angkor Chey Guesthouse in Kampong Cham town, arresting a 52-year-old.

“The guns and ammunition were confiscated, and he is being questioned in police custody,” Kimson said, adding the man faced charges of using violence, illegally possessing weapons and illegally using weapons.

The raid, Kimson said, followed a complaint from the suspect’s wife on Wednesday that her husband was violent and stockpiling weapons in their home.

Kimson said it was unclear why the suspect had stored the cache of illegal items on the premises.

The suspect, a former official at the provincial branch of national electricity provider Electricite du Cambodge, will be sent to the court by Saturday to be charged, Kimson added. 



To contact the reporter on this story: Kim Yuthana at [email protected]


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