'Sex Toy Gang' Paraded In Front Of Dildos In Bizarre Police Video
A group of Cambodians who were arrested for selling sex toys have been publicly shamed for their actions.
The group of five, which included one woman and four men, were made to stand in front of a camera with their contraband goods while a policeman gave them a right good telling off.
The 'gang' were selling their illegal wares over Facebook when they were caught - they were also caught in the act of selling 'pornographic material' at a protest last Friday on 11 May.
Despite having quite a large red-light district in the capital city, Phnom Penh, sex toys are completely banned by law in the South East Asian country.
They seized a whole heap of rubber penises and vaginas, nearly 50 vibrators, countless pills, and bottles of lube, as well as about 50 porn DVDs when they broke into the warehouse that the group were operating out of.
Police filmed the bizarre video afterwards, parading the five people in front of the seized goods.
At one point in the video, Lieutenant General Rath Streang brandishes a dildo in the direction of the camera and accuses the sex toy salespeople as 'abusing the privileges of the free market'.
He went on to say: "Khmer is a gentle, well cultivated tradition. In the 21st century people gained full rights, including earning a livelihood in the free market.
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"But these opportunists used their over-privileged rights and were ruining traditional culture.
"They were abusing the good traditions that Cambodians experienced before, by sowing Western culture into Cambodia for personal gain."
For those who don't already know, Khmer refers to the culture of Cambodia which includes their own language and particular set of religious beliefs.
Whilst it is a fascinating blend of Hinduism, Buddhism, and other folk religions, the real take-home message from this story is that sex toys are really, really, not allowed.
The accused parties, 28-year-old Buth Dyna, 27-year-old Reung Chet, 24-year-old Duch Cheandy, 26-year-old Sombath Sombo and 16-year-old Yun Sreynet, have admitted that they were selling the banned stuff at last week's parade, and are being kept in prison until the prosecutors have got their case together.
Lt Gen Sreang continued: "These devices violate state law and can corrupt young people, they can lead to people committing rape and even children are vulnerable to the unrestrained passions they create."
General Branh Seng, from the Royal Gendarmerie of Phmon Penh, who helped in the raid that saw the gang captured, said: "I call on all Cambodians to participate in preventing and renouncing false ideas.
"We must prevent people from taking advantage of their own interests to destroy Khmer culture, tradition, and morality."
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