Drunk motorbike couple rear-end truck
A COUPLE were hospitalised after crashing their motorbike into the back of a truck on Monday in Kampong Cham province’s Kampong Cham district. The two lost consciousness after their motorbike slammed into the rear of a moving truck. Police said the husband and wife were driving drunk along National Road 7. They were transported to the hospital in a tuk-tuk, while the driver of the truck fled the scene.
Shopowner, women bagged in ‘brothel’ bust
A VIETNAMESE shop owner was jailed Tuesday after police discovered he was allegedly using his shop as a front for a brothel in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. Police raided the shop after they were tipped off by neighbours. The shop owner and five females alleged to be prostitutes were sent to pre-trial detention. Police said they confiscated several condoms and other sex-related items as evidence.
Driver ‘educated’ after overloaded truck flips
AN overloaded truck flipped over after one of its tyres blew out on Tuesday in front of a petrol station in Pursat province’s Krakor district. Witnesses said that the truck ran over an unknown object, which punctured the tyre and caused the blowout. No one was injured, but the driver of the truck was fined, taken into custody and “educated” by police about overloading cargo. Eyewitnesses, however, blamed the authorities for not paying sufficient attention to overloaded trucks, in turn causing such accidents.
Timber seized, arrest made after investigation
POLICE arrested an illegal timber trader and confiscated several pieces of timber from two hidden locations on Tuesday in Ratanakkiri province’s Kon Mom district. Police said they confiscated a total of 39 pieces of timber, 26 of which were hidden in the forest and 13 in a pond. The authorities also said that they had been investigating the case for a long time, but did not have enough evidence to make an arrest until yesterday. The suspect is being held in custody until trial.
Meth dealers sent to slammer after verdict
TWO drug traffickers who were arrested on August 31 by Duan Penh district police were found guilty yesterday and sent to prison. Police said that the two men were arrested after they were found to be in possession of six packages of crystal methamphetamine during a routine traffic stop. Both of the men were sent immediately to Prey Sar prison after the guilty verdict was handed down by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.