Thai authorities arrested 17 Cambodians accused of stealing a generator yesterday in Sa Kaeo province in Thailand.
In retaliation, Cambodian authorities banned eight Thai trucks from entering the kingdom, in exchange for the freedom of the 17 detainees.
Chorn Mab, O’Bei Choan commune police chief in Banteay Meanchey province’s O’Chrou district, said the 17 people arrested went to Thailand to work and were accused of stealing a generator from a farm.
“Thai authorities detained the 17 Cambodians, including five women, and 12 motorbikes, and then the commander for the border police went to meet with Thai authorities and solve the problem,” Mr Mab said. “They were released and the motorbikes were given back.”
Un Saran, administrative chief of O’Chrou district, said the problem was solved without incident. He declined to comment further.