More Than 100 Illegal Slot Machines Seized in Capital

More than 100 slot machines worth over $1 million in total were seized in a police raid on a warehouse in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Monday, an Interior Ministry official said.

Long Sreng, deputy director of the ministry’s anti-economic crime department, said his officials raided the warehouse in Phnom Penh Thmei commune at about 4 p.m. and confiscated the machines—which are worth about $10,000 each—after finding that three South Korean businessmen had illegally imported them.

“Before we confiscated them, we found that the Korean owners had no license, no permission to import, stock…or install,” Mr. Sreng said.

He added that the South Koreans, whom he declined to name, would be “invited for questioning” Tuesday about what they were intending to do with the gambling machines.

“We have no information today because it is too late in the evening. We will wait until tomorrow and we will ask them who they planned to sell to, and when we get this information, we will look for other people to arrest.”

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