Wednesday, December 14, 2011

By Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Possession of fake currency and an illegal firearm led to the arrest of two Vietnamese nationals on Tuesday night in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district.

Kong Veasna, an officer of the Phnom Penh Municipal military police, said that Hean Krahan, 66, and Yin Tum, 51, were arrested on Tuesday around 11:30pm in Daun Penh’s Phsar Thmey III commune.

When the suspects were arrested, police confiscated a pistol, 18 bullets, US$ 400 in fake currency, US$ 1,800 of legitimate currency and six mobile cell phones, said Kong Veasna.

He also added that Heang Krahan was carrying a press card issued by the Ministry of Information that identified him as a reporter for the “The Krong Kampuchea Newspaper,” in Phnom Penh.

The two suspects could not be reached yesterday for comment.

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