Police in Cambodia seize ancient stolen statues

Published on October 18th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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Police in Cambodia have recovered five stolen Khmer statues which date back between 1,200 to 2,000 years old.

Following an investigation into statue smuggling across the border at Tambon Tha Kham of Aranyaprathet district, police and an Army team patrolled the area early yesterday morning until they spotted a suspicious pick-up truck near Wat Wang Mon and tried to stop it for a search. The truck sped away toward Aranyaprathet district, but police stopped the truck after a brief chase, arrested driver Panupong Sukkho, 40, and discovered the five statues in fertiliser sacks in the truck. It was suspected that the five statues were about 1,200-2,000 years old.

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