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Slick hair operation busted

Slick hair operation busted

A Chinese woman was arrested on Friday for allegedly producing and selling thousands of kilograms of fake hair gel in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district.

She is due to be charged today, a police official said yesterday.

Heng Dara, a police officer at the Ministry of Interior said Shin Chinhour, 38, is the suspected owner of a hair gel warehouse located in Tuol Svay Prey I commune.

“She was preliminarily accused by police with the stocking and production of fake hair gels in Cambodia. She will be sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court to get her official charges tomorrow,” he told the Post yesterday but declined to comment further on the case.

Officials say that police raided Chinhour’s house on Friday after a lengthy investigation.

Long Sreng, deputy chief of the anti-economic crime unit at the Ministry of Interior said that police had been investigating Chinhour for months before the raid.  

He said that anti-economic crime police confiscated a total of 32 sacks of chemical powders from her home, as well as 38 barrels of thick chemical liquids weighing 4,180 kilograms, 35 barrels of other chemical elements, a production machine and 82 cases of already produced fake hair-gel.

The raid was part of a larger effort to crack down on fake goods, Sreng said.

Chinhour could not be reached for comment.

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