Military Officer Arrested Over Battambang Weapons Finds

Siem Reap: On November 19, 2021, a military officer was arrested on suspicion of illegally storing and trafficking weapons. The arrest took place in front of Siam Seafood Restaurant in Chong Kaosou Village, Sangkat Slor Kram, Siem Reap City, Siem Reap Province.

The military officer arrested by the military police was named as Aun Piseth, male, ID number 013975, holding the rank of Brigadier General at the General Department of Technical Equipment, Ministry of National Defense. He lives in Toul Roka village, Chak Angre Krom commune, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh. He is suspected of being involved in “illegal possession and trafficking of weapons” in Battambang province.

The suspect was taken to the Siem Reap Provincial Gendarmerie Command for questioning and further proceedings.

The arrest comes after a large quantity of weapons and ammunition were discovered in Battambang province in late October and on November 12.


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