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Police Blotter: 13 Nov 2012

Meta or physical? Punks in pagoda choose latter
Police said two gangsters were injured on Saturday after they and three other punks exchanged punches, puncturing the peace of a Pursat pagoda. The five hooligans were participating in a ceremony at the pagoda when they got caught up in an argument that turned ugly. Police finally stopped the brawl, sending the two wounded wrongdoers to the hospital and arresting the others. Koh Santepheap

Police give red light to district’s sex workers
Ten female sex workers in Phnom Penh’s Por Senchey district were arrested in a Saturday night round-up and warned against flaunting their wares in public places. Police said the women, who would routinely stand in parks and by public roads at night looking for customers, were arrested and made to solemnly swear not to publicly peddle their charms anymore. After what police professed to be a powerful lesson in public order, the women were released. Kampuchea Thmey

Police lock down streets, lock up necklace thieves
A trio of chain snatchers were arrested in Kampong Cham town after losing a game of hide-and-seek to the cops. After stalking a woman as she walked from the market on Saturday, the brigands pounced, grabbing the necklace from around her throat before taking off. Unfortunately for the threesome, police quickly put the area into lockdown, forcing them to hide in a failed attempt to wait out the dragnet. Police have sent them to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Dealer caught in act as police bust operation
A drug raid in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district ended in a seemingly open and shut case for police on Friday when they burst in on a 30-year-old man while he prepped his narcotics for sale. Police said the raid, which followed a lengthy investigation, yielded eight packages of ya ma and a quick confession from the would-be dealer. He has since been sent to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Speedster on hook for injuries in collision
Two women were seriously injured in a traffic accident in Sihanoukville on Friday when their moto collided with a car driven by a foreigner. Police said the Russian woman had been speeding when she crashed into the moto, toppling the vehicle and sending both riders crashing to the pavement. The victims have been sent for treatment in Vietnam, and police are negotiating a compensation deal with the involved parties. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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