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Police Blotter: 09 Jan 2009

Police Blotter: 09 Jan 2009



Khit Khun, 32, killed her husband, Muon Hin, 33, on Tuesday after he had verbally abused her for hours in their house in Stung Kach village and commune, Sala Krao district, Pailin town.  According to police, the man was too drunk to stand up and was lying on his bed cursing his wife when she grabbed him by the throat to stop the abuse. She was arrested by the police.


Three men were injured when they crashed their motorbike into a car that was leading the royal gendarmeries convoy that had just left the January 7 celebration. The motorbike was racing another motorbike on National Road 4 in Phnom Penh. The driver, Nin, 20, and the passengers, Sim, 20, and Yim Veasna, 19, each broke their left leg and were taken to hospital.


Sok Yung, 71, was arrested on Tuesday for growing marijuana on his farm in Kampot province. Some 266 marijuana plants were removed from the farm and taken to the police station. On the same occasion, Keo Vannak, 45, Rul Chenda, 35, and Ly Meuth, 35, were taken to the police station for smoking marijuana. They were educated not to smoke again and were released later.


Four men were arrested on Tuesday after snatching handbags from two women riding their motorbikes on Monivong Boulevard in Phnom Penh. According to police, Sam Vathanak, 21, Sok Samnang, 19, Lam Chan Sovan, 21, and Sun Sotheary, 22, are "gangsters" who have dropped out of school and abandoned their families. They confessed to snatching bags since 2006 and said that they have stolen more bags than they can remember.


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