Chinese Police Work in Cambodia to Handle Chinese Suspects

For almost a year, Chinese police officials have worked from an office in Cambodia’s National Police headquarters to help identify and handle Chinese nationals suspected of committing crimes in the Southeast Asian country, RFA has learned.

The officials have no powers of arrest, however, and only advise their Cambodian counterparts in the arrest of suspects, urging that Chinese already accused of crimes in China be sent home to stand trial, sources say.

Speaking to RFA’s Khmer Service, National Police spokesperson Chhay Kimkhoeun said that three senior Chinese police officials now work in his department under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by both countries in January 2019.

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