Illegal timber haul found in wrecked car
POLICE discovered a wrecked, abandoned Toyota Camry loaded with illegal timber on Tuesday in Kampong Thom province’s Kampong Svay district. Police said that according to people at the scene, the driver crashed into a tree on the side of the road, flinging his car into an adjacent rice field. The driver then fled the scene leaving behind his cargo of illegal timber. The vehicle has been transported to the provincial police station for further investigation.
Pair detained over amphetamine seizure
A 20-YEAR-old woman, who is thought to be a prostitute, and a 32-year-old man were arrested on Tuesday in Banteay Meanchey’s O’Chrou district after police found them in possession of crystal methamphetamine and yama. Police said they raided a house confiscating two medium-sized packages of crystal meth and three pills of yama, leading to the arrest of the two suspects. The owner of the house, who was the police’s main target, was not present at his residence during the raid. The two suspects await trial, while police search for the owner of the house.
Man sustains head injuries in bike crash
A COLLISION at an intersection left one motorbike driver in a serious condition on Tuesday in Battambang province’s Battambang district. Police said the victim, aged 20, was driving his motorbike when he collided with a car, breaking one of his legs and sustaining serious head trauma. The victim was rushed to the hospital and police confiscated the vehicle and motorbike for further investigation into the accident.
Party guest arrested at housewarming party
A 33-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on Sunday after allegedly stealing a motorbike last Monday in Kampong Speu’s Odong district. Police said they nabbed the suspect when he left a neighbour’s housewarming party with the stolen motorbike and returned it to its rightful owner. The suspect is awaiting trial while police are searching for a possible conspirator who they believe was involved in the theft.
Four injured in head-on truck crash
A DRIVER and three passengers sustained serious injuries when their truck crashed on Tuesday in Kampong Cham province’s Tbong Khmum district. Police said the victims swerved into oncoming traffic while attempting to pass a taxi and crashed head-on into another truck. All four of the injured are reported to have been in the truck attempting to pass the taxi, police said.