DAUN PENH DRUG DEALERS ARRESTED
Three foreign nationals and one Cambodian were arrested Friday for distributing drugs. Daun Penh criminal police working in cooperation with local authorities found an assortment of drugs and drug paraphernalia at a house located on Street 108, Wat Phnom commune, Daun Penh district. The four suspects - Australian Benjamin Christopher Hambley,24, Frenchman Ossort Herve,38, a Vietnamese woman, Ngveang Thily, 23, and Cambodian Sem Chanthy, 24 - are being temporarily detained at the Daun Penh police station pending a court hearing.
ONE KILLED, TWO INJURED IN ROBBERY
Chhay Ly, 52, was fatally shot and two others seriously injured during an armed robbery at Chhay Ly's house in Koh Thom district, Kandal province. Eight robbers armed with five AK-47s escaped with quantities of gold and platinum and $18 million riel (US$4,362.57) in cash.
ACCIDENT IN TAKEO INJURES SIX
Six people were injured in a traffic accident along National Road 22 in Tramok district, Takeo province. Chhay Mok, 26, and Scol, 22, were seriously injured in the crash and were transported to Daunkeo hospital for treatment.
MONKEY SMUGGLERS ARRESTED
Forestry officials and military police arrested four people for monkey smuggling in the Cardamom Mountain Forestry Preserve on January 18. Sok Thon, Sok Thy, Thang Chhey and a man going by the name Pheourn are being detained in the provincial court for illegal animal smuggling over the last several months, Forestry Officials said.
SUSPECTED DOUBLE MURDERER ARRESTED
Police arrested Kheng Thavrin, 41, on suspicion of murdering Sa Neng,78 and her daughter, Theav You, 57. The man was arrested following the issue of an arrest warrant from Kampong Cham provincial Judge Ken San for allegedly chopping the victims' heads with a knife and ax.
DUTCH MAN FOUND HANGED AT PAGODA
Dutch national Vinger Ling Robert was found hanging by the neck on February 18 at Keankhlang pagoda in Phnom Penh's Russey Keo district. Residents in the area say that the man walked back and forth to the pagoda for several days. His body is being stored at Calmette Hospital.