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Police Blotter: 18 Mar 2011

Police Blotter: 18 Mar 2011

Two arrested after party swordfight
Two men were arrested in Oddar Meanchey’s Samrong district on Monday after fighting each other with swords. Police said that one suspect was angry with the other for fighting his brother two months prior. On Monday night the suspects attended a party in a village when the two started duelling, slightly injuring each other. Police apprehended them and sent them to court.

Body of bridge-suicide victim still missing
A 26-YEAR-OLD man jumped off of a bridge in Kampong Cham province on Friday. Witnesses saw the victim standing on the bridge but thought that he was simply relaxing. On Saturday morning, police reported that the man had died in the water but are still searching for his body. The reason for the suicide is unknown and his identity has not been determined.

Man in custody for narcotics in Poipet
A 24-YEAR-OLD man was arrested over drugs in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet district on Monday. Police said that they arrested him while he was delivering drugs to a customer. Police seized 50 pills of yama, after receiving a complaint from a neighbour. The suspect admitted that he had dealt drugs and had an accomplice with him who escaped. Police have sent the suspect to court.

Doctor mysteriously takes own life
A 30-YEAR-OLD doctor hanged himself in Phnom Penh’s Stung Meanchey district on Monday. Police said that his mother called him to have dinner and found him hanging in his room. She added that he had been complaining that his boss was angry with him for some reason, but police have not made any conclusions in the case.

Illegal goods burned in Banteay Meanchey
Police in Banteay Meanchey’s Serei Sorphoan district destroyed a massive quantity of illegally imported goods from Thailand on Tuesday. More than 6,510 kilograms of illegal noodles were set on fire along with 215 litres of oil and 700 kilograms of dried coconut because they were out-of-date or without brand names. Meanwhile, they are searching for the distributor.

Man detained over domestic violence
A 49-year-old man was arrested after he beat his wife in Kandal’s Sa’ang district on Monday. Neighbours said they intervened and filed a complaint with police. The victim was hospitalised and said the husband attacked her because he was heavily intoxicated.


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