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Raid closes graft port

F

INANCE Minister Sam Rainsy, helped by a crack team of "untouchable" government

corruption-busters, has shut down a thriving smuggling seaport protected by

corrupt army elements.

Closing the Sre Ambel port resembled a

mini-military operation involving a so-called Mixed Operations Team from the

Ministries of Economics and Finance, National Defense and Interior.

The

cleanup involved a gun battle between the special team and corrupt elements of

the 44th Regiment of the Third Military Region who were protecting the smuggling

operation, according to a May 1 government statement.

The government

statement said in the raid the crime-busters arrested a number of smugglers and

impounded goods worth nearly $40,000 which had been imported without

duty.-Reuters

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