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Government to deport alleged thief

Cambodia authorities today will expel a Japanese man who stands accused of a multimillion-dollar robbery and assault in Tokyo, the Japanese Embassy said yesterday.

According to Tatsuya Machida, a spokesman for the embassy, Japanese government officials had arrived in Cambodia to escort Kenji Nishizawa – who is accused of stealing more than US$7.7 million from a security company in Tokyo – first out of the Kingdom, and then back to his home country.

“He will be accompanied by an individual from a government agency in Japan,” he said.

Later in the day, Machida added that today’s deportation would go through Thailand but couldn’t confirm which flight.

Nishizawa, 44, last entered Cambodia on July 30 from Vietnam and was arrested in Preah Sihanouk province on September 14 at the request of the Japanese government.

To contact the reporter on this story: Rachel Will at newsroom@phnompenhpost.com
Cheang Sokha at sokha.cheang@phnompenhpost.com

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