Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Two arrested in Mondulkiri for keeping grenades

Two arrested in Mondulkiri for keeping grenades

Two suspects, including a soldier, were arrested on Saturday over the illegal possession of three grenades in Mondulkiri. Photo supplied
Two suspects, including a soldier, were arrested on Saturday over the illegal possession of three grenades in Mondulkiri. Photo supplied

Two arrested in Mondulkiri for keeping grenades

Two men in Mondulkiri, including a first lieutenant in a regional military unit, are scheduled to be sent to provincial court today for further questioning following their arrest on Saturday over the illegal possession of three grenades, according to Koh Nhek district police.

Kluon Vuthea, Koh Nhek district police chief, identified the suspects as Chum Raksmey, 49, a soldier from the regional unit Ngor 70 living in Kbal Koh village, and Heng Sam Oun, 52, a farmer from the same village.

Both suspects were arrested on Saturday after someone overheard their allegedly drunken plans to go fishing using a grenade.

“Authorities found three grenades. One of them was made in the US, and the others were made in China,” he said.

Raksmey told police that he allegedly found five grenades 10 years ago and kept them for fishing. He said he had used two already.

Eng Saroeun, head of the explosives office at the Mondulkiri provincial police station, said both suspects will be sent to court today.

MOST VIEWED

  • Woman detained for murder of hairdresser over unpaid $1K debt

    A woman has been held in connection with the murder of a 40-year-old widow. The victim’s daughter claims the motive was the suspect’s unpaid four million riel ($1,000) debt to her mother. The 17-year-old girl, Pich Sievmey, said her mother, Koem Yaneang, a hairdresser

  • ‘Life goes on’ if Cambodia loses Everything But Arms

    Cambodia's business sector is exploring ways to mitigate any fallout from a possible loss of access to the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement as talks continue before the 28-member bloc makes a final decision. The EU monitoring process is set to conclude in

  • Nesat beach: A magnet drawing tourists to the Kingdom’s coastline

    A white sandy beach lined by countless coconut trees awaits travellers off Cambodia’s southwest coast in Koh Kong province’s Srae Ambel district, about 170km from Phnom Penh. Over the past few years Nesat beach – a name inspired by a nearby fishing village – has

  • PM: Workers must train for Industry 4.0

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged the Kingdom’s workforce to seek more technical training and strengthen their skills if they are to avoid job losses resulting from the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Hun Sen said the fourth industrial revolution is like a double-edged sword that