Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Official denies connection to explosives

Official denies connection to explosives

The deputy governor of Mondulkkiri province has denied his alleged involvement in a case where a man was arrested for transporting 5 tonnes of illegal explosives and then quickly released without charge.

Deputy Governor Svay Sam Eang said local police reported on Monday that a man was arrested for driving a home-made tractor carrying 5 tonnes of illegal explosives without a permit.

However, the man was later released after military police were able to provide two permits from the Ministry of Defence.

“Police released him after a military police officer handed over two copies of the permit letter,” Sam Eang said, adding that his alleged involvement was falsely reported in local media.

According to the permit, 2 tonnes of Porous Prilled Ammonium Nitrate and 500 kilograms of TAN Emulsion Explosive from the Ministry of Defence’s factory C-06 were being transported for Khim Sophal, a member of a local gold mining community.

The letter, signed by Chao Phirun, general director of the Department of Technical Materials, validated the permit.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".