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Police Blotter: 6 Jul 2009

Police Blotter: 6 Jul 2009

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63-YEAR-0LD BUSTED FOR DEALING DRUGS
Police from Prambi Makarak commune in Phnom Penh on Wednesday thwarted the distribution of illicit drugs in Tonle Bassac commune by Horm Sokhon, 63, they said. Police said they confiscated 17 packets of ice methamphetamine, 19 yama tablets and materials to package and distribute the illegal substances, and that the detained is to be tried in Phnom Penh Municipal Court.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

TEENAGER ARRESTED FOR GIRL'S ASSAULT
A 17-year-old was detained for questioning by police in Banteay Meanchey province Tuesday regarding the sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl at her home in Malay district. Police said the teen is suspected of having assaulted the girl the previous week, and that he had confessed to committing the assault while the girl's parents were busy watching television at a neighbour's house.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

POLICE ARREST MAN IN 2002 THEFT CASE
Ghet Yat, 36, a resident of Komgpong Trach district in Kampot province, was arrested on Monday on suspicion of stealing property from villagers in 2002. Police said their investigation had proved that the man must be a criminal, but they did not disclose what kinds of property the man stole.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MAN ACCUSED OF PUNCHING NAGGER
Police in the S'ang district of Kandal province arrested Song Hout, a 28-year-old farmer from Teuk Vel commune, for punching an elderly man unconscious on Monday. The farmer was enraged by his 63-year-old neighbour, identified by police as Try Seng Hong, who repeatedly berated the younger man for not changing his profession.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MEN GET 18 YEARS FOR MURDER, THEFT
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday sentenced two men to 18 years in prison for strangling a third man with the handle of a purse and stealing his Honda CRV in 2008. Keo Vattanak, 25, and Chap Samoneth, 32, who were arrested in October 2008, were also ordered to pay US$50,000 in compensation to the victim's wife.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

PAIR ACCUSED OF STEALING CAR, BAG
Police in Daun Penh district on Thursday arrested two men on suspicion of robbing a coupe of their 2006 Suzuki Viva and a handbag. The two men, whom police identified as Pen Chetra, 25, and Sun Vannak, 26, were arrested a few hours after the robbery was committed. Police said they are still in pursuit of two other potential accomplices who fled the scene.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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