Three people were arrested in Stung Treng province on Wednesday after they kidnapped an 8-year-old boy in an attempt to extort more than $5,000 from his parents, a military police official said Thursday. Chay Leng, 40, was arrested along with Sar Sovann, 30, and his girlfriend, Im Chakrya, 22, in a sting operation set up by authorities at a local pagoda around 4 p.m., Stung Treng provincial military police Colonel Ing Vandy said. “We spent four hours trying to find the suspects after the victim’s parents complained to military police officers in Stung Treng City,” Col. Vandy said.
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