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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.

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