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Thai murder suspect nabbed in Banteay Meanchey

Thai murder suspect nabbed in Banteay Meanchey

A Thai murder suspect was apprehended at the border in Banteay Meanchey’s Malai district on Monday by Cambodian Military Police, officials said on Wednesday.

Ly Bo, of the Cambodia-Thailand border communications unit in Malai, said that the suspect, identified as 45-year-old VIcchit Rilue Inkaew, was wanted in connection to the January 30 murder of Sayan Chantha, 64, and her husband Phiphat Tingphong Thorng, 71, who own the Khav Din Market in Thailand.

According to Bo, Thai authorities had pursued VIcchit into the forest near the border, sighting him on Monday morning trying to cross into Cambodia. Six Cambodian military police officers found the suspect crossing a river at the border with Boeung Beng commune. “Based on the evidence . . . [we] handed the suspect to Thai authorities,” Bo said.

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