Cambodia arrests two senior police officers for encroaching on flooded forest land in Tonle Sap, kingdom’s largest freshwater lake

Cambodia’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has arrested two senior police officers for allegedly encroaching on protected flooded forest land in Tonle Sap, the kingdom’s largest freshwater lake.

In its statement released Thursday midnight, the ACU said the two detainees are Kampong Chhnang provincial deputy police chief Brigadier General Sum Socheat and Colonel Keo Narun, head of Kampong Chhnang provincial intervention police bureau.

“After listening to a response by Sum Socheat, 51, the ACU sees that the suspect was involved in occupying and selling flooded forest land in Zone 3 in Kampong Leng district of Kampong Chhnang province,” the statement said.

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