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Police Blotter: 27 January 1995



Jan 11: Seng Hak is arrested by police at his home on street 310 in

Phnom Penh for his involvement in the murder of two Navy officers on Feb 5,

1994. Hak is accused of maliciously having hired three men to kill the two

sailors while they were riding on a motorcycle on street 199 in front of the

Toul Svay Prey school in Phnom Penh. Police arrested three other accomplices at

the time.


Jan 13: Police arrest two offenders for using counterfeit dollars in

Deum Chan village, Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh. The two are Chan Sovann, 44,

from Battambang, and Sok Heng, 38, living in Deum Cham village. The two say they

got 134 hundred dollar notes from a man in Banteay Mean Chey and were looking

for customers to buy them for $22 each when the police arrested them.

Jan 14: Four offenders with a hand gun, riding on two motorcycles, rob

Leng Sopheak, 22, an Economics School student, of his Honda c100 motorcycle on

street 288 in Phnom Penh at 7:10 am.

Jan 15: Police Lt. Colonel Chan Dara, working for the Land Traffic

Police Unit in Phnom Penh, is shot and wounded by unidentified offenders riding

on three Honda 100cc motorcycles in an attempted robbery of his own Crystal

motorcycle near the Chamkamon Presidential Palace on Preah Norodom Blvd in Phnom


Jan 17: Police find the body of Indian national Sumant R.

Sabnis, 35, who hanged himself at Capitol guest house on Oknha Tep Phan road in

Phnom Penh. Sabnis was found hanging with a piece of nylon robe tied to a wall

fan only about 1.5 m from the floor. No details are reported.

Jan 18: A gas seller on the street is shot and killed and two men

wounded by six armed robbers riding on two Honda c100 motorcycles in front of

the Ministry of Agriculture on Preah Norodom Blvd. Two men wounded in an initial

shooting follow the offenders who rob another Honda motorcycle on the same road,

but the robbers fire at them with a shot kills the gas lady . Police are


Jan 19: A policeman working for the Protection Police Department, is

poisoned by two offenders who rob his motorcycle near the Independence Monument

in Phnom Penh at 10 pm. He says he was working as a moto-taxi driver and gave a

lift to the two offenders who ask him to go to a brothel with them and they will

pay for him. Before visiting the prostitutes, the offenders ask him to have some

beer, during which time they put poison in his glass which knocked him out.

Jan 20: Military police arrest three offenders- two military policemen

and a student- for attacking traffic police trying to solve a case in which the

gang's car hit a motorcycle from behind at the corner of Kampuchea Krom and

Munivong blvds.

Jan 20: Phnom Penh court sentences two Vietnamese national

offenders who stabbed and seriously wounded a Protection Police Unit policeman

to four years imprisonment. The two robbed the victim of his motorcycle on Dec 4

in Russeikeo district North of Phnom Penh.

- Translated from Khmer newspaper by Moeun Chhean Nariddh.



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