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Dozens of AK47 rifles discovered in Battambang

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Police in Battambang province found a few dozen AK-47 rifles hidden in a fruit plantation in Phnom Proek district on Nov 12. FACEBOOK

Dozens of AK47 rifles discovered in Battambang

Phnom Proek district police in northwestern Battambang province have launched an investigation after a cache of more than 30 AK-47 assault rifles were found on November 12 in O’Romduol village of the eponymous commune.

District police chief Heng Baraing on November 13 affirmed that his officers are on the case, declining further comment to The Post while the investigation continues.

District governor Song Sopheak told local channel Bayon Television (BTV) that 40 AK-47 rifles had been discovered in O’Romduol.

However, Ministry of Interior spokesman Khieu Sopheak told online news outlet Fresh News that there had been 30 AK-47s and three M79s, along with 40 AK-47 magazines.

Sopheak said Minster of Interior Sar Kheng had ordered an investigation into the case.

O’Romduol village proper is right on the border with Thailand, across from Thung Khanan subdistrict of Chanthaburi province’s Soi Dao district.

In a similar incident on October 19, military officials found 42 rifle magazines and 508 bullets during a joint border patrol in Battambang province’s Kamrieng district, which borders Phnom Proek to the south.

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