Police Blotter: 02 Mar 2009

Police Blotter: 02 Mar 2009

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DAUN PENH DRUG DEALERS ARRESTED

Three foreign nationals and one Cambodian were arrested Friday for distributing drugs. Daun Penh criminal police working in cooperation with local authorities found an assortment of drugs and drug paraphernalia at a house located on Street 108, Wat Phnom commune, Daun Penh district. The four suspects - Australian Benjamin Christopher Hambley,24, Frenchman Ossort Herve,38, a Vietnamese woman, Ngveang Thily, 23, and Cambodian Sem Chanthy, 24 - are being temporarily detained at the Daun Penh police station pending a court hearing.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

ONE KILLED, TWO INJURED IN ROBBERY

Chhay Ly, 52, was fatally shot and two others seriously injured during an armed robbery at Chhay Ly's house in Koh Thom district, Kandal province. Eight robbers armed with five AK-47s escaped with quantities of gold and platinum and $18 million riel (US$4,362.57) in cash.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

ACCIDENT IN TAKEO INJURES SIX

Six people were injured in a traffic accident along National Road 22 in Tramok district, Takeo province. Chhay Mok, 26, and Scol, 22, were seriously injured in the crash and were transported to Daunkeo hospital for treatment.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MONKEY SMUGGLERS ARRESTED

Forestry officials and military police arrested four people for monkey smuggling in the Cardamom Mountain Forestry Preserve on January 18. Sok Thon, Sok Thy, Thang Chhey and a man going by the name Pheourn are being detained in the provincial court for illegal animal smuggling over the last several months, Forestry Officials said.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

SUSPECTED DOUBLE MURDERER ARRESTED

Police arrested Kheng Thavrin, 41, on suspicion of murdering Sa Neng,78 and her daughter, Theav You, 57. The man was arrested following the issue of an arrest warrant from Kampong Cham provincial Judge Ken San for allegedly chopping the victims' heads with a knife and ax.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

DUTCH MAN FOUND HANGED AT PAGODA

Dutch national Vinger Ling Robert was found hanging by the neck on February 18 at Keankhlang pagoda in Phnom Penh's Russey Keo district. Residents in the area say that the man walked back and forth to the pagoda for several days. His body is being stored at Calmette Hospital.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

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    Some 20 former security guards at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh protested on Tuesday against their dismissal. They accused their employers of falsely claiming they had viewed and shared child pornography from their mobile phones as grounds for their termination. In total, 32 personnel were dismissed

  • We’re going to Wisney World!

    More than 6,000 mostly Chinese attendees witnessed the inauguration ceremony of a $1 billion Sihanoukville resort project called Wisney World in the capital on Wednesday. The event on Koh Pich, attended by several senior Cambodian government officials, is a joint venture between China’s AMC International and

  • Funcinpec urges probe into deadly Preah Sihanouk accident

    THE Funcinpec party has urged the government, especially the Ministry of Interior, to investigate the traffic accident in Preah Sihanouk province which left Prince Norodom Ranariddh badly injured and his wife Ouk Phalla dead. Funcinpec Vice President You Hokry told reporters at Botum Votey pagoda,

  • Gov’t continues China tilt as ties with the US slide on ‘interference’ in Kingdom’s internal affairs

    CHINA has granted some $131 million in aid to the Cambodian military. It comes as yet another sign that the Kingdom is strengthening strategic ties with its Asian neighbour to counter increasingly cold relations with the United States. The aid was announced as part of a