Cameroonian Held For Alleged US Car Import Scam

A Cameroonian man has been arrested by the military police and sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in connection with the fraudulent payment of $ 20,000 by a Cambodian car salesman via telegram.

The suspect, 32-year-old Bangha Calestu Nyodeh alias Joa, is from Cameroon.

According to the complaint of the victim, Nang Vannak, a car dealer living in Phnom Penh’s Seng Sok district, in November 2020, two Cameroonians contacted him via Telegram to bring a car from The United States to sell in Cambodia because cars in the United States sell cheap and they have relatives there. He was if he cooperated with them, he would make a lot of profit.

Later, they agreed to do business together.

On January 25, 2021, another man named only as Mourice and Joa (the accused) arrived at the victim’s home, stating that they had prepared documents to send for two containers of cars and a deposit of $ 50,000.

At that time, Nang Vannak agreed to make a deposit of $20,000 when completing the application form. After taking the $ 20,000, the relationship completely broken down, with the two African men fleeing. On February 6, 2021, Joa was spotted walking on the street and was arrested. KPT

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