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Police Blotter: 2 Apr 2012

Police Blotter: 2 Apr 2012

Man killed in wake of drunken argument
A 21-year-old man was beaten to death by a gang of men in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district yesterday. Police say that the man was part of the group that had been drinking wine together on the day of the incident. The men were inebriated and an argument broke out. When the victim returned home, he was followed and killed by the gang. Police are still looking for suspects. Rasmei Kampuchea

Collision leaves woman in serious condition
A woman remains in intensive care after she was involved in a traffic accident in the capital’s Russei Keo district on Saturday. Police said that the 21-year-old sustained serious injuries when a car crashed into her moto as she rode home. The driver of the car fled the scene, but a witness claims that the man was speeding and driving carelessly. Koh Santepheap

Alleged traffickers nabbed in Koh Kong
Police in Koh Kong province arrested two men yesterday for allegedly trafficking drugs. Police said they seized 21 pills and drug paraphernalia when they raided the men’s home. The men had been known to the police for some time, as their neighbours had repeatedly complained about their behaviour and suspected illegal trade. Under questioning, the men allegedly admitted that they had sold drugs. Koh Santepheap

Street brawl ends in double-digit arrests
Ten men were arrested by police for fighting in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Saturday. Police said that the men fought each other using bottles, rocks and other weapons in front of a local school. Although there were no serious injuries reported, the scene terrified onlookers and police made as many arrests as possible, but the majority of fighters escaped. Kampuchea Thmey

Thieves make away with tourist’s bag
An Italian man was the victim of a drive-by robbery in Kampot town on Sunday. Police say that the man was visiting Kampot as a tourist when his bag was snatched as he walked through the market. Two men riding a moto escaped with his belongings, which included his camera and some cash. The men were disguised by their helmets, but police said they are investigating the suspects’ whereabouts. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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