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Beach town brawl Ten held in kidnapping attempt

Beach town brawl Ten held in kidnapping attempt

Preah Sihanouk police on Thursday sent 10 Chinese nationals to pretrial detention after they reportedly beat up two of their countrymen unconscious and tried to kidnap them.

Soth Sam Un, chief of the provincial minor crime bureau, said the suspects were online staff at Di Hao Casino in Sihanoukville. They were arrested on Tuesday afternoon after beating two other Chinese men, who were online staff at New Golden Wealth casino, and trying to kidnap them.

The suspects drove to the victims’ place of work in a van, and upon arrival targeted the two men, beat them and bundled them into their van. After seeing the incident, security guards phoned the police, who gave chase and pulled them over.

“After we received information from the security guards, our forces went there right away. We . . . finally we stopped them. Then we took the unconscious victims to hospital.

“We don’t know the reason for the violence because they have not answered our questions . . . We asked them where they were going to take the victims to, but they did not answer,” Sam Un said.

Police said the court has not yet charged the suspects, but the police’s preliminary charge is “violence with aggravating circumstances”.

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