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Preah Sihanouk cops warn over front operations

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Police in Sihanoukville crack down on a bar they say was being used as a drug den last month. national police

Preah Sihanouk cops warn over front operations

Preah Sihanouk provincial police on Wednesday warned business owners in the coastal province against using their venues as a cover for crimes.

At a meeting attended by some 80 people including Chinese and Korean nationals, the police urged guesthouses, hotels, casinos, nightclubs, karaoke and massage parlours in the province to obey the law or risk being shuttered.

Provincial police chief Choun Narin said local and foreign business owners are required to install proper security systems as well as employ security guards who have valid identification.

“Any business owner who distributes pornography and allows human or drug trafficking, or prostitution in their premises will face legal action without any exception,” he said.

Narin said drivers who disregard traffic laws and use fake driving licenses will also be punished according to law.

Separately, the provincial police on Tuesday sent four Chinese men to court for confining and torturing two other Chinese nationals at the Deum Thnaot hotel and casino in commune 4.

The victims were identified as Chen Ti, 36, and Dai Yan Ying, 44. Both stayed at the hotel and casino before the incident.

The four suspects were identified as Wu Tao Tao, 30; Wu Xiong Bo, 33; Wu Xu Xiang, 27; and Ren Ji Hu, 29. They had stayed at a different hotel in the same commune.

The victims were confined after they took a $14,500 loan for gambling from the suspects and failed to pay the debt. The suspects allegedly beat and gave them electric shocks.

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