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Police Blotter: 06 Nov 2008

Police Blotter: 06 Nov 2008

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TOAD SOUP KILLS K'PONG SPEU MAN

Sok Vanna, 45, died after eating a soup containing poisonous toad meat, which he caught from a nearby bush while drinking alone at his home in Roung Macin village, Kampong Speu province on Monday. Witnesses say he vomited a lot before he died.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

FAILED MECHANIC JUMPS OFF BRIDGE

Mechanic-in-training Chek Messa, 18, from Kampong Speu province, jumped off Chruoy Changvar bridge on Tuesday morning. Police guards set out on a boat and rescued him in time, but he died later at Calmette Hospital, because he also ate insecticide before jumping. According the victim's brother, he decided to commit suicide because he is often sick and so dull that he is not be able to learn to repair motorbikes. KOH SANTEPHEAP

FILIPINA DETAINED AT POCHENTONG

Philippine national Manaloto Mylene Belhe, 36, was arrested by Phnom Penh airport police last Friday while allegedly attempting to export a half-kilogram of unspecified drugs into the Philippines. She has been charged by Phnom Penh Primary Court with drug trafficking and her case is still under investigation. The police said the case also involves some other people in Cambodia.  
RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

MOTO THIEVES DETAINED BY POLICE

Two suspects were arrested by police on October 29 for stealing a motorbike that the owner parked in front of his house. The crime took place in Chamka Kor village, in Kampong Cham's Memot district. Chea Darith, the owner of the motorbike, pursued the thieves but could not catch them and phoned the police. Then the police started operations and caught them on National Road 7. One of the thieves is Em Thoeun, 20, from  Bang Kouv village, in Treak commune. He has been imprisoned by the provincial court.

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