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Police Blotter: 31 Mar 2011

Suspects sought in murder case
A 30-year-old rubbish collector was brutally murdered in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Monday. A teacher found the body while he was walking to school and reported it to police. Police concluded that it was a murder case but are unclear on the motive, which they say could be due to a personal dispute or a robbery. The victim was badly beaten with rocks and a small amount of money on his body was gone. Police continue to investigate the case.

Narcotics suspects held in Banteay Meanchey
MILITARY police in Banteay Meanchey’s Thma Puok district arrested four people suspected of drug trafficking and drug abuse. Initially, they arrested two drug users found using drugs outside of their residence. Police then interrogated the suspects who directed them to a couple in the area who were arrested after they admitted to selling drugs imported from Thailand. Police have sent the alleged drug traffickers to court and the drug users to a rehabilitation centre.

Cops detain pair over brutal rock attack
TWO suspects were arrested after they beat a 25-year-old victim within an inch of his life in Kampong Chhnang’s Cholkiri district on Tuesday. The victim’s brother said the two suspects burst into his home and attacked the victim with a flurry of fists and rocks. Luckily, the victim was rescued by nearby villagers, who apprehended the suspects. Police claim that one of the suspects is the son of the commune chief, and the victim was sent to hospital.

Man severely injured after tuk-tuk jump
A 35-YEAR-OLD man was knocked unconscious after he jumped out of a moving tuk tuk in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Monday. The tuk tuk’s driver said that he was driving the victim and his wife home when an argument erupted between the two and the husband dove out of the vehicle. He was seriously injured and knocked out cold on the road, which caused a traffic jam for more than an hour. Police are now questioning the couple.

Luxury wood found in police raid on car
MILITARY police in Kampot’s Kampong Trach district raided a car transporting illegal luxury wood on Monday. They said they became suspicious of a car that was headed for Vietnam and they ordered the driver to stop but he escaped. Military police found 100 pieces of luxury wood totalling 300 kilograms and are attempting to identify the suspects.



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