Brutal stabbing leaves victim hospitalised
A 42-YEAR-OLD man stabbed a victim and seriously injured him in Kampong Thom’s Kampong Svay district on Saturday. Police claimed that the suspect had a mental illness and he allegedly stabbed the victim in an unprovoked attack after he began to berate numerous villagers. The victim was hospitalised, while the suspect’s family said that he had not taken his medication that day. Police did not arrest the suspect due to his illness. His family has paid an undisclosed ammount in compensation to the victim.
Gang fight injures two suspects, rest at large
TWO gangs allegedly fought each other at a party in Kampong Speu’s Oudoung district on Saturday. Police said that an argument erupted at the party and an unknown number of gang members used swords and rocks to attack each other. Two of the suspects were hospitalised with serious injuries and the remaining suspects escaped. Police are now searching for the suspects.
Four detained in drug raid in Ang Snuol
POLICE in Kandal’s Ang Snoul district arrested four people accused of drug trafficking and drug abuse on Saturday. Police said that one of the suspects is a woman from Kandal province and the other three are men from Phnom Penh. Police seized drug paraphernalia and a motorbike after neighbours filed a complaint that the suspects had been selling and using drugs. Police arrested four of the suspects however, two more had escaped.
Lorry crashes during illegal fuel transport
A TRAFFIC accident left two people injured in Kep province’s Kep town on Saturday. Police alleged that a lorry was being used to transport 51 containers of petrol without paying tax. As the authorities tried to stop the lorry, the driver crashed into a nearby field. Two of the passengers in the lorry were seriously injured in the high-speed crash and were sent to hospital. The police have confiscated the petrol.
Police can see the wood but not the driver
POLICE in Pursat province arrested a man on Saturday and seized 91 pieces of luxury wood from the car he was driving. Police said that they became suspicious that the driver was smuggling wood and followed his car for several hours. The suspect managed to escape from the police and abandon the car, but police confiscated the illegal wood and brought it to the provincial Forestry Administration office.