POLICE CLOSE FAKE BORDER CHECKPOINT
Two men were arrested on Sunday for setting up an illegal border checkpoint and using weapons against travelling merchants in Prasat village, Ou Bei Choan commune. Chuon Vuth, 35, and Ghuon Boy, 32, are accused of using the fake checkpoint to collect money from merchants importing goods from Thailand into Cambodia. Police confiscated a shotgun and Lexus car from the perpetrators, who reside in Poipet.
SON ACCUSED OF SLAYING MOTHER
A mentally ill man has been arrested for cutting his mother's throat while she slept on Monday. Mao Serey, who lives in Kampong Cham's Tbuong Kmoum district, was charged with murdering Met Ses, 67, by police the following morning.
BODYGUARD KILLED BY GUARD DOGS
A young bodyguard was mauled to death by four vicious dogs in the park of a luxury residence owned by an official working for Preah Sihanouk Autonomous Port. The incident happened in Preah Sihanouk province on July 6. The victim, Yot Ny, 22, was identified as the bodyguard of Kao Rattana, the son of the house owner. The victim's body was sent to his hometown in Kandal province's Koh Thom district for the funeral.
WOMAN STUNG TO DEATH BY WASPS
A Chet Borey district council member has been stung to death by a swarm of wasps that were driven from their nest by a falling palm fruit. Chhim Nary, 61, was attacked by the wasps while she was riding a bicycle beneath a palm tree containing the wasps' nest, on Saturday. Witnesses said a ripe palm fruit fell down on the nest, dispersing the wasps just as the victim arrived. She died at hospital early the next day.
JEALOUSY DRIVES OLD MAN TO SUICIDE
A 76-year-old jealous and disabled husband hanged himself after suspecting his younger wife, Vet Van, 66, of having an affair. Police said that Vet Van, who resides in Kampong Speu's Svay Teap village, committed suicide in the early morning of July 4.
MEN CHARGED WITH PETTY THEFT
Three men have been charged with burglary and buying stolen items, which included 40 sheets of plywood and 40 sheets of zinc. Tim Tak, 17 and Sien Socheat, 16, were arrested on Saturday for burglary. The third man, Nov Phal, 40, was arrested the following day for buying the stolen items.