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Police Blotter: 1 Aug 2011

‘Sex workers’ to be rehabilitated
SEVERAL alleged sex workers were arrested on Saturday night by police in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district. Police said the female sex workers were arrested while allegedly attempting to attract customers. The arrests were made after several residents in the neighbourhood lodged complaints with the authorities. Police sent the women to Phnom Penh’s social affairs department to undergo rehabilitation.

Police put marijuana crop up in smoke
MORE than 100 marijuana plants landed a 46-year-old man in the hands of police in Battambang province’s Ratanak Mondol district on Saturday. Police said they discovered the plants growing near the suspect’s home and arrested him after he allegedly confessed he had planted the drug. Police burned the estimated 109 plants that they discovered and released the suspect after he signed a contract agreeing to refrain from planting marijuana again. Police said that if the suspect is caught planting marijuana again he will be arrested and sent to court.

Men suspected of logging illegally
TWO men were arrested by military police after they were found to be in possession of 50 pieces of logged timber on Saturday in Kampong Chhnang province’s Rolea Ba’ier district. Police arrested the two suspects after finding the timber in their vehicle following a car chase. Police said the suspects claimed they were hired to transport the wood, which is thought to have been logged illegally. The wood was confiscated by police and the suspects sent to provincial court.

‘Drug trafficker’ nabbed in Poipet town
POLICE arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of drug trafficking on Friday in the border town of Poipet. Police said they made the arrest after they observed the suspect allegedly attempting to sell drugs to a customer. He was later found to be in possession of six pills. The suspect reportedly claimed that he had purchased the drugs in Thailand. He has been sent to provincial court.

Pair arrested over botched moto theft
TWO men have been arrested and sent to court in connection with a botched motorbike robbery on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. Police said the victim was very drunk and had left his unlocked motorbike in front of his home. The two 30-year-old suspects allegedly then tried to steal the motorbike, but were caught by neighbours who then alerted the police. The two suspects were arrested at the scene and have been sent to court.



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