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Police Blotter: 11 Sep 2012

Veteran cow thief touts statistics of his career
A habitual cow crook was finally arrested in Kandal’s Saang district on Saturday. The 52-year-old man ran into trouble over his nefarious dairy dealings after nearby residents started to notice a lack of mooing on their own propety. They suspected foul cow play and filed complaints with the police, who made the arrest. The thief admitted to his deed and bragged of absconding with more than 90 cows from Vietnam during the course of his lifetime. Police have sent the smooth criminal to court. Koh Santepheap

Scared boy alerts police to location of dead body
A boy in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district was answering nature’s call on Saturday when he thought he saw someone staring at him and leaning against a tree. He alerted police, who arrived to discover that the man initially suspected of peeping was in fact deceased. His body was slumped against the tree. Police alerted the victim’s family and the death remains unsolved. Deum Ampil

Stomach-stopping puts brawl victim in hospital
Three men will need to tread lightly following their arrest in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet commune in O’Chrou district on Saturday. During a brawl the trio forced their victim onto the ground and stepped on his stomach, nearly killing him before police could intervene. He was immediately sent to hospital. Police caught the suspects when they attempted to escape and later sent them to the court. Kampuchea Thmey

Bloody fighting doesn’t stop when police arrive
A crew of more than 20 men engaged in mortal combat Saturday in Battambang town. A plethora of weapons were present, including knives, stones and swords to attack each other. The police, whose arrival did not bring peace to the scuffle, attempted to arrest the men by dividing them into two factions. It didn’t work and the tussling continued. Several of the brawlers escaped before the police put a lid on the public quarrel, and 20 men were arrested. They are now being questioned by the police. Kampuchea Thmey

Motodops suspected of selling drugs in capital
Two men arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking on Saturday were, by day, motodop drivers. Police observed the men in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district buying the goods. They quickly followed in pursuit, and despite the professional training of navigating the capital’s streets, the dealers were arrested. They admitted that they bought the drugs with the intention to sell. Police have wheeled the dealers to court. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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