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Woman busted over cosmetics

Ministry of Interior's financial crimes department officials investigate Sreyroth's store yesterday in Kandal Province.
Ministry of Interior's financial crimes department officials investigate Sreyroth's store yesterday in Kandal Province. Photo supplied

Woman busted over cosmetics

Police from the Ministry of Interior’s Financial Crimes Department arrested a woman in Kandal province for selling homemade cosmetics online without permission yesterday.

Police said Chheng Sreyroth, 33, of Takhmao district’s Doeum Mean commune, sold powders and other homemade cosmetics on Facebook and Bigo Live under the name “Love Riya”, where she had thousands of followers.

Sreyroth promoted products that she claimed would whiten women’s skin within seven days but did not have documentation or quality control for any of her cosmetics, according to Toch Yuthyea, deputy secretary at the Interior Ministry’s Counterfeit Products Department.

Yuthyea said the authorities confiscated more than 1,300 kilograms of Sreyroth’s counterfeit cosmetics yesterday. She remains detained as police investigate whether her products harmed any users.

‘‘We told her that if we find a serious case [of harm] or find that she was doing things different from legal procedure, we would be sending the case to the court,’’ he said.

Takhmao District Police Inspector Lang Lun and Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokes- man Ly Sophana were not available for comment yesterday.

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