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Seven arrests in Ratanak Kiri fake uniforms case

Seven arrests in Ratanak Kiri fake uniforms case

Police arrest group after catching one suspect wearing a fake two-star general's uniform

SEVEN people were sent to Ratanakkiri provincial court on Wednesday after they were found with forged government documents and fake military police uniforms, a provincial military police chief told the Post.

Tuy Sim, Ratanakkiri provincial Military Police chief, said his officials had arrested the group after one of its members was caught wearing a fake general's uniform.

...when he began to panic they suspected him and took them to the police station.

"Our men had lunch with [one of the suspects] and he was wearing casual clothes, and then later in the day they saw him wearing a two-star general's military police uniform travelling to a pagoda in a Mitsubishi car with six other people," Tuy Sim said.
He added that upon raiding the car, police found a gun, four other uniforms and forged documents, including one with the signature of Prime Minister Hun Sen and another that was signed by Minister of Agriculture Chan Sarun.

"They asked him for his name and which unit he came from, and when he began to panic, they suspected him and took them to the police station," he said.

Illegal logging suspected
Pen Bonnar, provincial coordinator for the rights group Adhoc, told the Post Wednesday that he welcomed the arrests because he believed the group was likely involved in illegal logging.

"I request that authorities further investigate the group, as we have found that a lot of people who have fake police uniforms and forged documents are involved in illegal logging."

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