Search Continues for Boat Hijacking Suspect

Police in Stung Treng and Kom­pong Cham provinces are working together to try to apprehend Teh Salan, the suspected robber and jail escapee who hi­jacked a Mekong River boat Fri­day in Stung Treng and jump­ed off just north of Kom­pong Cham town. 

The search is centered around a rubber plantation area near Cheung Prey district, where the suspect’s wife lives, Mao Phirun, deputy governor of Kompong Cham province, said Wednesday.

Stung Treng police have a photo and biographical material on Teh Salan, who is said to have wound­ed a guard in his jail break, as well as a boat passenger.


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