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Police Blotter: 10 May 2012

Police Blotter: 10 May 2012

Angered son assaults mother for drug money
Police arrested a 30-year-old man for biting, punching and kicking his mother on Monday in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district. The mother said her son was a drug addict and had recently been released from prison. In addition to assaulting his mother, the son used an axe to destroy the interior of her home. Police said the son was angry because his mother had refused to lend him money to buy drugs. Koh Santepheap

Suspected drug dealer nabbed by authorities
A 33-year-old man was arrested for drug trafficking after a raid on his house in Battambang town on Monday. Police said they had been following the suspected drug dealer for a while, but lacked enough evidence to make an arrest until recently. Fifty-five pills of yama were confiscated in the raid. The suspect confessed to the crime, admitting that he bought the drugs from a dealer at the Cambodia-Laos border. Kampuchea Thmey

Gambling father, son pair captured in raid
Police in Kandal province arrested a father and son duo for gambling on Monday. The arrest occurred after authorities raided a gambling hall. Most gamblers fled the scene and police were only able to arrest the father and son pair, ages 53 and 35. Police suspected that some of the gamblers may have been tipped off to the raid, because so many were able to escape quickly. The father and son are awaiting trial. Koh Santepheap

Sticky-fingered thieves swipe water machines
Police in Kampong Chhnang province’s Cholkiri district arrested three men for stealing their neighbour’s water-pumping machines on Monday. The victim said his two machines had been stolen while he was away from his home. As police were conducting their investigation, they saw three men selling the water-pumping machines and promptly arrested them. The trio confessed to the crime and are awaiting trial. Koh Santepheap

Fraudulent gold seller arrested by authorites
A 37-year-old woman was arrested for selling fake gold in Kampot town on Monday. A suspicious customer had taken a sample of what the vendor was selling as gold to an examiner to determine its authenticity. After the examiner reported that it was fake, the customer filed a complaint and the fraudulent vendor was arrested by authorities. The seller admitted to fraud and is awaiting trial. Rasmey Kampuchea

Translated by Sen David

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