Kandal Provincial Court charged five people Sunday with aggravated theft for their suspected involvement in stealing the country’s only relics of the Buddha, which were taken early Tuesday morning along with a golden urn that was enshrined in a purpose-built stupa on the top of Odong mountain. The five suspects were questioned by prosecutors at the provincial court and are being detained pending a review by the investigating judge, said Sam Rithyveasna, deputy provincial prosecutor. Police said on Friday that six of the stupa’s security guards had been detained for questioning over the theft of the relics—said to
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