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More police for capital

More police for capital

A HUNDRED new policemen have begun work in Phnom Penh in a crime crackdown.

Mok Tou, chief of Phnom Penh Anti-Crime Department, said the extra police started work in November.

Ten new 120cc motorcycles had also been given to local police by the Ministry of Security, to help catch offenders on fast motorbikes.

Meanwhile, an upsurge in crime, particularly armed robberies, has been blamed on provincial people committing crimes in the capital after being put off their land by floods.

"Some people told me they do not want to go back home because they would feel ashamed to their neighbors," Mok Tou said. "And they have nothing to do on their farms because of floods."

Crime in the capital rose 12 per cent in October, according to the Phnom Penh Municipality.

Five people were killed and 17 wounded during the month. Police roadside checks netted 42 AK47s, 40 pistols and 14 grenades.

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