GUN SMUGGLER CAUGHT AT BORDER
28-year-old Thai national Chhak Kritsreyvong was arrested by immigration police at Cham Yeam international border entrance on Monday after a check of his bag revealed more than 500 bullets and a 9mm handgun. He was sent to Koh Kong provincial police station on Tuesday to further organise the evidence to send to court.
3 KILLED, 9 INJURED BY DRUNKEN DRIVER
Three people were killed and nine people severely injured in a traffic accident on Monday evening on Chamkar Doung road in Phnom Penh. The accident was caused by a Honda CR-V driven by a 29-year-old drunken man, Eam Sokea, who was driving home from a wedding party. The man crashed into several vehicles until crashing into a coconut tree. It is unknown what happened to him after the crash. The three people who were killed were Indian nationals: Vijay Nath Gupta, 45, Bimlesh Jaishawal, 22, and Vihari, 35. Four of the nine injured were also Indians, and most of them work as mosquito net and blanket sellers in Phnom Penh.
GERMAN TOURIST DIES IN HOTEL
A 65-year-old German national died in a room of Tonle Meas Hotel in Stung Treng province on Tuesday morning. According to police, he was a tourist in Cambodia and was staying with his wife at the hotel when he died of a heart attack. Police have handed over the body to his wife and helped organise a cremation in Stung Treng province.
GOLD VENDOR SHOT DEAD IN ROBBERY
A gold vendor died of several gunshot wounds after five robbers armed with AK-47 automatic weapons robbed his house in Skun village, Chhoeung Prey district, Kampong Cham on Monday night. The robbers escaped with US$10,000 worth of gold and other valuables. Police said the victim, Chhun Kri, 34, was shot in the right hand and ear, and that they are investigating the case.
MAN KILLED BY HOMEMADE TRACTOR
An accident involving a homemade tractor left one dead along National Road 5 in Spean Thmor village, Pursat's Sampov Meas district on Monday evening. The homemade tractor crashed into a parked car and then hit a motorbike. The driver of the tractor escaped while the motorbike driver, Yin Sitha, 41, died on the way to hospital.