Taiwanese Charged for Guns, Heroin Possession

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday charged a 20-year-old Taiwanese man with drug trafficking and illegal weapons possession, military police and a court official said Sunday.

Following a cross-city car chase, military police arrested an armed Hsiao Kuo Liang on Thursday with two pistols and heroin in his car, said national military police commander Sao Sokha by telephone.

“The Taiwanese was arrested with his two pistols and 21 packs of heroin,” Sao Sokha said, adding that more drugs and drug manufacturing equipment were discovered during a search of Hsiao’s room at the Palm Palace Guesthouse.

“We went to check his guest house and found drug production materials,” he said, adding that a total of 1.8 kg of heroin was confiscated from Hsiao’s car and guesthouse room.

After realizing that he was being sought by police Thursday, Hsiao raced off and crashed his Lexus into three cars, including a military police vehicle, in Cham­kar Mon district’s Boeng Keng Kang I commune at about 11 am, according to deputy municipal military police commander Pou Davy.

“The suspect crashed into three cars, including the police car,” he said.

Military police chased Hsiao to just outside the Phnom Penh Hotel in Daun Penh’s Srah Chak commune and arrested him, Pou Davy said.

Municipal Chief Prosecutor Ouk Savouth confirmed Sunday that Hsiao had been charged.


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