Police net 12 ‘addicts’ in illegal-lottery bust
EIGHT women and four men were arrested on Monday in what police said was a raid on an illicit underground lottery in the capital’s Daun Penh district. Police, who seized lottery papers and US$153, said the 12 suspects had admitted to gambling but claimed they were addicted and could not stop. All 12 alleged gamblers have been sent to court.
Wood and vehicle held after hit-and-run
KAMPOT police have seized a truck they say was illeg-ally transporting wood after the vehicle crashed into a motorbike on Monday. Police said they believed the truck driver, who fled the scene of the accident, was a military officer. A total of 84 pieces of wood had been confiscated and handed over to the Forestry Administration, they said. The motorcycle rider is recovering in the provincial hospital, and police are searching for the suspect.
Lunch-break moto thief apprehended
A 19-YEAR-OLD man was arrested after he was allegedly seen stealing a motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Tuesday afternoon. The motorbike’s owner said he had left it in front of his house and was eating lunch when he saw a young man making off with it. Neighbours helped catch the suspect and prevented him from escaping until police arrived and took him into custody.
‘Gangsters’ stab guard at Poipet casino
A 20-YEAR-OLD man is in a serious condition after being stabbed by a group of alleged gangsters in Poipet town on Monday. Authorities said yesterday the victim was a military officer who was working part-time as a casino security guard. He was beaten and stabbed after an argument with the group, they said. The suspects fled the scene.
Kong Kong women held over trafficking
TWO women have been charged with drug trafficking by police, who said they had confiscated 51 pills from the pair in Koh Kong province’s Mondol Seima district on Tuesday. The arrests came after several months of investigations.