Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Gamblers kidnapped over debts



Gamblers kidnapped over debts

Gamblers kidnapped over debts

Five Chinese gamblers not only lost their money at a casino in Preah Sihanouk province but also faced the wrath of money lenders who locked them up for days.

Provincial deputy police chief Chin Vichea said three Chinese nationals lost all their money while gambling at the Oriental Pearl Casino on Tuesday.

They then allegedly borrowed cash from money lenders operating at the casino to continue gambling, but failed to win and could not repay their debts.

According to police investigations, the suspects locked up the three in a room inside the casino and demanded they contact their families or friends to help settle the debts.

The incident was exposed when another Chinese national lodged a police report that his friend Li Shi Guo, was held captive inside the casino for several days.

“We arrested the suspects after receiving information from a Chinese man, who claimed his friend was detained in room 8301, and he asked us to rescue him immediately,” said Vichea yesterday, adding that the suspects will appear at the provincial court to face legal proceedings.

MOST VIEWED

  • Would you like fries with that? US burger chain makes Phnom Penh debut

    California-based The Habit Burger Grill restaurant chain is all set to serve up a delicious array of charbroiled burgers and sides at its newest international location in the centre of Phnom Penh. The Habit is “renowned for its award-winning Charburgers grilled over an open flame,

  • Phnom Penh underpass opens to ease traffic

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced a temporary opening of the 488m underpass at the Chaom Chao roundabout in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district, which was recently completed to connect traffic from National Road 4 to Russian Federation Blvd. The move is to reduce

  • ‘No chance Cambodia booted out of ASEAN’

    A group of former and current Cambodian diplomats on Tuesday fired back at retired Singaporean diplomat Bihalari Kausikan after he proposed that ASEAN dismiss Cambodia and Laos from the bloc. In an open letter, the Cambodian diplomats said Kausikan’s remarks were made from a

  • Woman seeks answers after arrest of American partner

    Filipina Lalaine de Guzman, 48, is demanding answers for the detention of her American partner by Cambodian immigration officers after he was arrested at their home almost 90 days ago. She said without an arrest warrant or proffering any criminal charges, Stephen Sidney Greatsinger, 56, is being detained

  • Banteay Meanchey flood victims receive aid

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday provided aid to more than 10,000 families affected by flooding in Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borei district and offered his condolences to the 18 victims who drowned in the province over the past week. He said flooding had occured in

  • PM urges caution as Polish man tests positive for Covid

    The Ministry of Health on Wednesday reported that a 47-year-old Polish man tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in Cambodia on Monday. There are a total of six Covid-19 patients currently in the country, all of whom are being treated at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital