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28 nabbed in Kampong Speu for breaking lockdown measures

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Police arrested eight Cambodians at the Yeay Mao checkpoint while they travelling on three motorbikes from Preah Sihanouk province via the still-under-construction expressway. Police

28 nabbed in Kampong Speu for breaking lockdown measures

Kampong Speu provincial authorities detained 18 Chinese nationals and 10 Cambodians on April 23 for violating the government-imposed lockdown.

Provincial police chief Sam Samuon told The Post on April 24 the 28 people were arrested in Oudong and Phnom Sruoch districts.

In Oudong, police detained 18 Chinese and two Cambodian drivers while they were travelling in Preah Sre commune on their way from Stung Meanchey II commune of Phnom Penh's Meanchey district that has been designated as a Red Zone – where residents are strictly prohibited from leaving their homes.

In Phnom Sruoch district, Police arrested eight Cambodians at the Yeay Mao checkpoint while they travelling on three motorbikes from Preah Sihanouk province via the still-under-construction expressway.

«We referred them to the provincial administration for them to impose a fine in accordance with the law," he said.

As for the 18 Chinese nationals, Samuon said they would be fined and handed over to their employers. The two Cambodian drivers will be sent to court, he added.

According to a decision by the Phnom Penh municipality, residents caught leaving their home in the Red Zone face a fine of up to five million riel and a prison sentence of between six months and one year.

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