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Capital cop busted over busting cap

A drunken police officer was arrested after shooting his weapon at a beer garden in the Plaza Hotel in Tuol Kork district early on Sunday, police said yesterday.

Som Hong, also known as Mab, a third lieutenant with the Ministry of Interior police, was arrested at about 2:30am after firing a round into the air, said Pou Davy, deputy commander of the Phnom Penh military police.

Two others were arrested in relation to the incident, and no one was injured in the shooting.

“He got very drunk,” Davy said. “He was angry with his friends, who would not allow him to drive his motorbike because of his drinking. He then took a pistol from his waist and fired a bullet into the air.”

The two other men arrested were released after questioning by military police and Som Hong was transferred to the Ministry of Interior for further questioning.

Kirth Chantharith, spokesman for the General-Commissariat of National Police, could not be reached.

To contact the reporter on this story: Buth Reaksmey Kongkea at



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