Alleged sex workers sent to trade school
ALMOST 40 alleged male and female sex workers were arrested on Friday night in Battambang town, police said. The 39 suspects were arrested in a park that police claim they used as a location to solicit customers who paid for sex. After the arrests, police sent all the suspects to the provincial Department of Social Affairs where they will be given the opportunity to learn a trade or skill to prevent them from returning to sex work.
Police arrest man for taking shotgun to beach
A 29-YEAR-OLD man was arrested and sent to court for allegedly possessing an illegal firearm on Sunday in Sihanoukville town. Police said they spotted the suspect on the beach toting a shotgun. The suspect has been to jail on two previous occasions stemming from both illegal firearm possession and robbery, police said.
Young suitor dies tragic death in Pursat
A 19-YEAR-OLD man is dead and his girlfriend is in serious condition after they allegedly tried to simultaneously commit suicide by swallowing poison on Friday in Pursat province, police said. The deceased victim’s brother said the couple, from Bakan district, had been together for more than five years and were planning a wedding, but did not have enough money. The couple was reported to be missing and police found them together after they had swallowed poison. Both were sent to the hospital, but doctors were only able to save the woman.
Men arrested for dealing drugs at casino
A TRIO of men, accused of drug possession and trafficking, was arrested at a casino in Poipet town on Saturday, police said. During a raid on the suspects, police found three packs of yama, which they believe the suspects were selling to casino customers as well as using the drugs for themselves. All the suspects have been sent to court by officials.
‘Bag snatchers’ nabbed in capital
Two men were arrested after they allegedly snatched a woman’s purse in Phnom Penh’s Kandal district on Friday, police said. The suspects, a 28-year-old motodop and a 24-year-old construction worker, allegedly grabbed the victim’s purse as she passed by on a motorbike near the Kandal market. The victim sought help from police who caught the suspects and sent them to court. The victim’s purse was returned.