Police in Pailin province transferred a Korean man to the National Police on April 26 – just hours after he was arrested. The man was wanted for extortion in Korea, and had fled to Cambodia and gone into hiding in Stung Kach commune’s Phsar Prom Cheung village of the province’s Sala Krao district.
Provincial deputy police chief in charge of security planning Chea Sopharith said on April 27 that the 55-year-old Korean man, Sin Min-ho, was apprehended in Pailin on April 26 and was referred to the National police the same day.
He added that the arrest came after South Korea’s Seoul INTERPOL police asked Cambodian authorities for assistance as they had a clue that the suspect was in Pailin.
He said that after receiving the information from the National Police, his forces quickly tracked the man down and arrested him on April 26.
“He was alleged to have been involved in an extortion case in his home country, so we searched for the man as part of our principle of international cooperation. My officers too transferred him to the National Police the same day,” he added.
National Police spokesman Chhay Kim Khoeun could not be reached for comment on April 27.