Armed Cambodian army officer charged with illegal entry

An armed Cambodian army colonel was arrested after a 17 hour stand-off and charged with illegal entry and other offences after driving through a border checkpoint into Thailand without stopping into Khong Hat district of Sa Kaeo province on Saturday afternoon, police said.

After crossing the border in a jeep, the Cambodian officer resisted arrest by immigration police. Police surrounded him to prevent him fleeing.

About 2.30pm on Sunday, after a 17-hour stand-off, police took him into custody.

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