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Police arrest seven on suspicion of hauling TNT

Police in Mondolkiri province arrested seven men Thursday for transporting what was originally suspected to be more than 6.5 tons of TNT, but later determined to be a powder used for purifying gold, officials said. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-arrest-seven-on-suspicion-of-hauling-tnt-90209/

Protest leader jailed over alleged sex with minor

The Mondolkiri Provincial Court on Saturday charged a man with having sex with an underage girl, but a rights worker and the girl’s father said Sunday that the allegations were fabricated in retaliation for the man’s involvement in recent protests against a Vietnamese rubber plantation. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/mondolkiri-protest-leader-jailed-over-alleged-sex-with-minor-81940/

Police officer charged with intentional killing

Mondolkiri Provincial Court charged a national police officer with intentional killing on Friday, the latest in an increasing trend of violent disputes over timber in the restive province. Pheng Sokheng, who was sent to the Seima Protected Forest to stifle the work of illegal loggers, on ...

Mech Dara
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-officer-charged-with-intentional-killing-63908/

Threats as police, WWF officer probe logging

Seven police officers and an NGO staffer in Mondulkiri province escaped a potentially violent confrontation with illegal loggers on Wednesday, while a soldier who was accompanying the group claimed he received death threats from military police connected to the logging operation. Khleuv Krak, 40, a Royal ...

Phak Seangly and Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/threats-police-wwf-officer-probe-logging

Police detain luxury wood ‘Smugglers’

Three males attempting to smuggle luxury wood on Saturday evening were thwarted by authorities in Mondulkiri’s Keo Seima district, provincial forestry officials confirmed yesterday. The suspects now being detained at the provincial police station are Vor Vanser, 16, Le Fy, 16, and Cheurng Vanseurn, 18. ...

Kim Sarom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-detain-luxury-wood-%E2%80%98smugglers%E2%80%99

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