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Ratanakkiri escapee is back in jail

An inmate who escaped from Ratanakkiri provincial prison last year was arrested and sent to Phnom Svay prison on Saturday afternoon by police in Banlung town’s Laban Siek commune.

Phem Borann, 25, who was sentenced to three years in prison by the provincial court for drug dealing and drug use, escaped the jail on November 10, 2014, after spending around a year in detention, according to Phnom Svay prison director Tin Sovanny.

On November 13, 2014, the court issued a warrant to arrest the escapee and have him serve the rest of his time in prison.

According to police, Borann fled to Phnom Penh for a while before returning to Ratanakkiri.

“With the cooperation of local authorities, however, Phem Borann was arrested and sent back to the prison on Saturday,” Sovanny confirmed.

Borann was arrested in a rental room located in front of Ponleur Thmey Shop in Banlung town’s Laban Seak commune, said Laban Seak commune’s acting police chief, Phnorn Tum.

The escapee was immediately sent to provincial court and transferred to Phnom Svay prison.

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