Slovenian Imprisoned After Swim to Cambodia

The Koh Kong Provincial Court on Thursday charged a Slovenian national with illegal border crossing after the 46-year-old allegedly swam to Cambodia from Thailand to evade immigration controls, court and police officials said.

Sorman Gorazd, who was previously deported from Cambodia for creating public disturbances, “was charged with illegally crossing the border, because his passport did not have an entry stamp,” deputy prosecutor Bou Bunhang said.

“He is now being held in prison.”

Provincial deputy police chief Nhem Dara said Mr. Gorazd was arrested on Tuesday after being picked up in Mondol Seima district’s Bak Khlang commune.

“He is alleged to have illegally crossed the border by swimming about 1 km from the Thai border when his passport was refused entry to Cambodia [at a land border crossing],” Mr. Dara said, adding that Mr. Gorazd had already been kicked out of Cambodia for “provoking disorder of public security” in Preah Sihanouk province.

Mr. Dara declined to elaborate on the reason for Mr. Gorazd’s previous deportation, or when he was deported.

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