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Police Blotter: 02 Oct 2008

Police Blotter: 02 Oct 2008



The police destroyed 2,970 poor-quality eggs on the Cham Yeam border crossing with Thailand at 10:20am Wednesday. Meas Moara, chief of Koh Kong Cam Control who coordinated with customs and immigration police to destroy the eggs, said fruit and vegetable vendors tried to smuggle baskets of eggs from Thailand by covering them with fruit and vegetables. He said the eggs were destroyed in accordance with an announcement made by the Ministry of Commerce on January 16, 2004, temporarily banning birds, eggs, meats and frozen meats from Thailand.


Bech Chantha, alias Lux, 23, was arrested by the police 43 days after he stole a motorbike in Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong province on September 23. Ma Ty, a police officer from the Sre Ambel district, said that Bech Chantha and his three accomplices stole a C125 Honda motorbike from the district governor of Kampong Sela district of Koh Kong, Deuk Hou, on August 7. One of the group, Ke, 23, was arrested on the day of the incident and has now been released from jail.


Sar Saveun, 38, is recovering in hospital after a group of gangsters attacked him and his friends while they were keeping a night vigil over their fish at Pou Tahou commune, Svay Rieng province at 11:30pm on September 25. After his friends fled, Sar Saveun had to face the attackers alone and was severely injured when they cut him with a Samurai sword. "After the incident we tried to call the police to intervene but nobody came to help," Sar Saveun said.


Cheeav Saoda, 21, was arrested by the police after he snatched a woman's handbag while she was driving her motorbike on National Road 6, Moun village, Preah Polea commune, Sereysophoun district on September 23. Rem Vireak, a police officer from Sereysophoun district, said he received a complaint from local teacher Leum Sareun, 25, identifying Cheeav Saoda as one of the men who snatched her handbag. The handbag, which contained a mobile phone, 290,000 Riel (US$160) as well as documents, has now been returned to its rightful owner and the police have filed a complaint with the court.


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