FUGITIVE CAUGHT AFTER 4 YRS ON RUN
After four years on the run, Tonh Tey, 23, was arrested by the police at his house in Krasaing village, Tameun commune, Thma Koul district, Battambang province on Sunday afternoon. The arrest was made following the release of two warrants by the Battambang provincial court. The first warrant accused him of a murder, which occurred on October 2, 2005; the second warrant accused him of being involved in a robbery on November 9, 2006.
Elderly german dies in rental home
An elderly German man died in his rented house in Village 5, Commune 4, Preah Sihanouk province on Sunday evening. According to the police, the man died of an illness caused by old age.
Three drug users arrested in B'Bang
Three people were arrested in a house in Kabkor Thmey village, Ou Char commune, Battambang town and province on Friday evening by province police for allegedly using and dealing illegal drugs. Twelve pills of yama were found on them.
MOTORBIKE STOLEN FROM MOSQUE
Malai district police arrested one of three thieves on Saturday afternoon for stealing a motorbike at a mosque in Nimith 3 village, Poipet town, Banteay Meanchey province. The robbery occurred on the previous day while the owner was praying in the mosque. The motorbike was returned to the owner.
MAN LEAVES PRISON, GETS 20 MORE YEARS
Ten days after being released from a six-month imprisonment in Battambang province, Hum Manith, a 29-year-old male from Tuol Ta Ek village and commune in Battambang province, was sentenced to 20 years in jail at Prey Sar prison by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for smuggling illegal drugs. The verdict was released on Thursday, one day after he had been arrested by the Phnom Penh police. He was the eighth among nine members of his drug trafficking group to be arrested.
3 ARRESTED FOR ATTACKING TOURIST
Three men from Baliley village, Poipet commune and town, Banteay Meanchey province, were arrested for allegedly wounding and robbing a 33-year-old Belgium man of US$180 on May 26 while the victim was standing at the Poipet bus stop.