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Police Blotter: 23 Jul 2012

Cops catch careless dealer in Battambang
Police in Battambang town arrested two men for drug trafficking on Friday and seized 23 grams of crystal methamphetamine. Police said that on the day of the arrest, the men brought in their motorbike for repairs to a place where police were patrolling. After seeing a “ya ma” meth pill fall from one man’s pocket, the police chased and arrested the men, who admitted that they were preparing to sell drugs. The men had been arrested before on similar charges. The police sent them to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Mom-to-be caught in market, stealing for two
Police arrested a 25-year-old pregnant woman for attempting to steal from a market vendor in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Saturday. The vendor said that the woman attempted to rob him in the midst of a crowd, but the vendor noticed and caught her hand. The vendor then filed a complaint with the police. When she was arrested, the woman admitted to having stolen from the market in the past. The police sent her to court. Koh Santepheap

Police investigating fatal hit-and-run in Kampong Cham
Police in Kampong Cham town said that three men died in a hit-and-run traffic accident on Saturday. Police said that the men died instantly when a car that had been driving too fast crashed into their motorbike. The driver escaped before police arrived. Police took the suspect’s car into custody to help them find its owner and are now investigating. Koh Santepheap

Gambling neighbours hit streak of bad luck
Two women were arrested for compulsive gambling in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Saturday. Residents had complained to the police that the women in the neighbouring house were addicted to gambling at cards and did not take care of their family. When police arrived at the house, some of the women escaped, and police were able to arrest only two of them. These two admitted to gambling and were sent to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Long-running quarrel spurs near-fatal attack
Police in Svay Rieng’s Svay Tiep district arrested a man on Saturday for his part in an attack that almost killed another man. Police said that the man arrested was one of five who attacked the victim when he left home. Although police arrived immediately, the other four men escaped. The suspect said that the five men had a long-running dispute with the victim. Police sent the suspect to court and are investigating in hope of arresting the other four. Rasmey Kampuchea

Translated by Sen David

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