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Police Blotter: 22 Aug 2011

Brothers of axe attack victim sought by cops
A 22-YEAR-OLD man is in serious condition after being hacked with an axe on Friday in Kampong Cham province’s Stung Trang district. The victim’s mother said her husband, the victim, and two of her other sons were drinking rice wine when they became involved in an argument. They allegedly fought each other until the victim was hacked with an axe and his two brothers fled the scene. Police said they have launched an investigation and are currently looking for the two brothers, who are their main suspects.

Returning husband arrested for murder
A MAN who allegedly murdered his wife in 2009 was arrested on Friday by police in Siem Reap’s Svay Leu district. Police said the suspect, 48, stabbed and killed his wife and fled the area in 2009. He returned to his home in Svay Leu on Friday where he was arrested by police and sent to court. The suspect said he thought it was safe to return home because police had forgotten about him.

Three arrested in raid on guesthouse
A TRIO of men were arrested in a guesthouse on Saturday on charges of drug trafficking and use in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district. Police said the men, two aged 23 and one aged 34, were arrested after they received complaints from neighbours of the guesthouse regarding frequent drug trafficking. Police said the men were smoking yama when they raided their room at the guesthouse. All of the suspects have been sent to jail and are awaiting trial.

Car chase nets police haul of illegal timber
POLICE in Kampong Chhnang province’s Rolea Ba’ier district confiscated three vehicles loaded with hundreds of pieces of illegal timber after a car chase on Saturday. Police said that 10 officers were involved in a car chase with the three vehicles carrying the wood. The suspects transporting the wood exited their vehicles and escaped on foot, police said. The three vehicles have been sent to the forest administration and police have launched an investigation to find the men transporting the illegal cargo.

Wine-drinking pair  brawl, one left injured
A BRAWL between two ‘gangsters’ left one man hospitalised on Friday in Koh Kong province’s Thma Bang district. Police said the two men were drunk and used wine bottles to beat each other during a fight. When police arrived, a 32-year-old was unconscious and sent to hospital. The suspect who beat him fled the scene.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY              



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