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Police Blotter: 19 Dec 2012

Police Blotter: 19 Dec 2012

Lovebirds busted while wrapping illicit presents
‘TIS the season of giving, but police in Sihanoukville were not happy to find two lovebirds and their buddy in the process of wrapping up some methamphetamine treats for their customers. After receiving complaints from neighbours, police seized three packages of yama and arrested the trio for drug trafficking and drug use. The suspects admitted to attempting to spread the illicit holiday cheer, and police packed them off to court.  Rasmey Kampuchea

Tuk-tuk driver’s arrest goes down to the wire
Police in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Sunday arres-ted a 21-year-old man who was attempting to steal more than 200kg of telephone wire from the city. The suspect was snipp-ing away at the cables by night when police pounced. He quickly found that his tuk-tuk was better for transporting stolen wire than for making a speedy escape, and police eas-ily arrested him. He admitted that he planned to sell the wire, and police sent him to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Dancefloor fireworks erupt again in capital
After one of the many dancefloor fights that have broken out in the capital recently, police arrested five brawlers, but several more escaped. Police said the two sides of the fight had never got along well, and feisty words uttered in a dance club quickly fanned the flames of their feud. Police intervened and sent the five delinquents they were able to arrest to court.  Deum Ampil

Drug-addict son’s sticky fingers push dad too far  
An impetuous 18-year-old in Stung Treng town finally pushed his harassed father too far when one of his neighbours fell victim to the young man’s frequent tantrums. The son, who had become infuriated by his father’s refusal to supply him with drug money, had resorted to destroying items belonging to his progenitor on a regular basis, including his television and motorcycle. But when the son went at possessions in a nearby house, his father promptly filed a complaint to police. They sent the troublemaker to court. Koh Santepheap

Mum and daughter kindly relieved of cash
A mother and daughter who were walking home together in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district also ended up getting their purses stolen together on Sunday. They said three thieves had used a knife to threaten them, forcing them to hand over the bags. Fort-unately, police surveying the scene caught the crooks and passed them on to the court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Translated by Sen David