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Police Blotter: 22 Feb 2011

Karaoke bar owners arrested in drug raid
TWO karaoke parlour owners were arrested on drug charges in Kampong Speu’s Samrong Tong district on Saturday. Police said that they raided the karaoke bar and found two packages of yama. The owners denied any involvement, claiming the drugs belonged to a customer, but police sent them to court because they claimed to have enough evidence to charge them. They added that the bar was raided after being tipped off by residents.

Sex workers busted by police in Daun Penh
FOURTEEN sex workers were arrested while soliciting clients for sexual services in Daun Penh’s Wat Phnom commune on Friday. Police said that the women were new to the sex trade and one of them claimed that she needed money to support her impoverished family after she was tricked by a friend who told her she could earn a lot of money as a sex worker. Police have sent them to the social department for education.

Earring thief nabbed by police in Kandal
POLICE in Kandal’s Khsach Kandal district arrested a 27-year-old man for stealing a woman’s earrings on Friday. Police said the victim went to a party in the village, danced until 9pm and later returned home alone. The suspect then appeared on the street and snatched her earrings as she walked home, causing her ear to bleed profusely, before he escaped. Police managed to track down the suspect at his home, where he admitted to the crime. The victim demanded compensation from the suspect but he claimed he had no money and has since been sent to court.

Factory workers injured in truck crash
EIGHT factory workers were seriously injured when a truck crashed in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Saturday. Police said that there were 30 factory workers travelling to the factory when the truck lost control and crashed due to excessive speed. Some of the passengers were only mildly injured and the factory owner has allowed them to rest for a few days before returning to work.

Boy learns harsh lesson on road safety
A 7-YEAR-OLD boy lost consciousness after he fell from a car in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Saturday. Witnesses said the boy wanted to drive the car and the driver allowed him, but when he got into the driver’s seat and attempted to drive he fell out and injured his head. Residents took him to the hospital while the owner of the car escaped without aiding the child, and police are looking for the boy’s parents who have not yet claimed him.



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