Dad seeks govt’s help to bring back son jailed in Cambodia

K Hemakavin was allegedly duped by a drug trafficking syndicate under the pretext of going for a holiday in Phnom Penh.

A man has appealed to the government to bring back his 26-year old son who is being imprisoned in Cambodia for an alleged drug trafficking offence.

M Karthigesu claimed that his son, Hemakavin, was duped by a drug trafficking syndicate when he went to Phnom Penh in 2016 before being arrested by the police at a hotel there.

Hemakavin, who was 19 at the time, and his girlfriend had persuaded his father to allow him to travel to the Cambodian capital for a holiday. The girl’s sister and her boyfriend were also supposed to join them.

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