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Duped foreigners file complaint with police

Duped foreigners file complaint with police

Three foreigners living in Kampot town filed a complaint with local police and provincial hall yesterday, accusing an immigration police officer who was hired to renew their visas of stealing thousands of dollars.

Forty-year-old Belgian nat-ional Olivier Van den Bogaert, the owner of Olly’s Place guesthouse and one of the foreigners filing the complaint, said Chan Krisna had disappeared after he gave him his passport and US$300 in order to renew his visa on March 3.

“After a week, I tried to find out about my passport, but I couldn’t reach him,” he said.

Van den Bogaert said his passport was recovered when police searched Chan Krisna’s home on Monday.

Provincial tourist police Se Kano said at least 10 foreigners in Kampot town had given thousands of dollars to Chan Krisna for visa renewals that they never received.

Provincial deputy police chief Cheav Samith confirmed that his office had received the complaint and said an investigation would be conducted.

To contact the reporter on this story: Phak Seangly at [email protected]


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