Main Security Events In 1992
The following listing of major crimes of 1992 is translated from the Jan. 26
edition of the People's Police Newspaper [Nokobal Pracheachun]
Feb. 8: Neth Sineang, a 34-year-old armed robber, was arrested by Takeo police.
Two months later five other offenders and the ring leader of Sineang's gang were
respectively captured and killed by the Phnom Penh police. 2 K54s, one K59 handgun
and a motorcycle were confiscated.
In Feb.: The Phnom Penh police arrested four armed robbers, capturing four
AK rifles, two handgrenades, and a large number of motorcycles and robbing equipment.
Apr. 13 & 18: Kompong Speu police arrested two armed robbers who used
to rob people's houses and loot cars on Highway 4, seizing four AKs and one CKC gun.
Yim Rim, one of the offenders, said they had conducted four robberies in which they
shot and wounded a civilian, stolen a motorcycle, a TV, 20 cartons of cigarettes,
100,000 Thai baht, 110,000 riel and 10 bottles of sandal wood juice worth 400 grams
Apr. 23: Phnom Penh police arrested seven armed robbers, confiscating two
handguns and a number of robbing tools. This gang had robbed people 18 times of 16
Apr. 23 (4:30 p.m.): UNTAC police in cooperation with Banteay Meanchey police
arrested a German, Mek Andrea, who was charged with stealing ancient things from
May 8: A 34-year-old Phnom Penh man was arrested in Banteay Meanchey after
he killed Sok Dara, his brother-in-law.
May 16: Banteay Meanchey police arrested Chan Tom, a 35-year-old, Khmer-born
Thai man, who had shot and killed a Khmer man in Monkol Borey while the former was
May 16: Kien Svay district police, arrested four offenders who had jointly
killed 60 year-old Men Neang.
In May: Ngyuen Thi Hoc Ngan, a 22 year-old Vietnamese girl was arrested by
Prey Veng police, because she had killed a five-year-old Vietnamese girl to get her
In May: Kandal Stung district police in Kandal province arrested a son and
father who had killed a 22-year-old-girl, because she knew their bad history during
the Khmer Rouge period.
May 19: A 55-year-old woman and 28-year-old man were arrested by police, because
the two people had beaten to death crying Lay Sokha, who had the man's 2-year-old
May 19: Svay Rieng police arrested 21-year-old Svay Rieng policeman Prak Sareth,
who had-because of his wicked routine behavior-shot and killed 47-year-old Mao Him,
and shot and wounded his own mother in both legs.
May 20-31: Battambang police arrested and confined five economic saboteurs-two
of whom were Khmer Rouge soldiers-along with 114 five-hundred Thai baht notes with
the same numbers.
June 8: Preah Sihanoukville police arrested 43-year-old Yin Hean, who stabbed
and killed 40-year-old Sok Keo with a knife while the former was getting drunk.
June 13: Ouk Chanta, a 28-year-old convict just released from prison, was
beaten to death by people in Chamkamon district, Phnom Penh, because he had pointed
a K54 handgun at a motorcycle driver with an attempt to rob his motorcycle. Two days
later, the police arrested Sem Vimean, Ouk Chanta's partner.
In June: Takeo police investigated and arrested a group of 7 armed robbers
who robbed people eight times. Two Honda motorcycles and a PO8 handgun were confiscated.
June 18: 23-year-old Pak Paly, charged with ten armed robberies and five thefts,
was arrested by Phnom Penh police.
June 24: Phnom Penh police arrested Pon Ty, a 29 year-old robber charged with
11 armed robberies and 9 stealings.
June 26: four armed robbers and a guy charged with buying and selling stolen
things were arrested by National Security Ministry police.
July 17: 52-year-old Nak Chamroeun, who had just been released from prison
on May 23, 1992, was re-arrested while trying to rob a motorcycle, using AK 54 handgun.
July 19: Kandal police arrested Un Ty, a 21-year-old offender charged with
fraud. Then, the police tried to capture Mom Poas, Ty's partner. But when they approached
Poas's house, Mom Pat, Poas's brother, took out an AK rifle and fired at the police.
Policeman Un Bunarath was shot and killed, and Mon Pat was arrested to be tried at
July 20: Kompong Chhnang police arrested three armed robbers, seizing two
In July: Following a three-month investigation, Kompong Chhnang police arrested
murderer Sours Roeun, who had stabbed and killed a man with a knife.
Aug. 8: Kompong Cham police arrested two robbers who had jointly used sticks
to hit and kill Bourn Sok Nan in Ponhea Krek district, Kompong Cham, with the aim
of robbing his motorcycle.
Aug. 11: 35-year-old Valon and 24-year-old Chea Khan, charged with eight armed
robberies and three stealings, were arrested by the criminal police of the Security
Aug. 19: Kompong Cham police arrested Sin Sles, a 50- year-old Cham man, because
he had cut and killed his wife with a machete to get her two-gram gold ring.
Aug. 26: Thorn Seng, a 32-year-old man who had collaborated on the killing
of Chhun Ty on Aug. 12, 1992 to rob his motorbike, was arrested by the criminal police
of the National Security Ministry.
Aug. 27: (2:30 a.m.) a patrol team of Khan 7 Makara police, Phnom Penh, caught
sight of a gang of armed robbers and had a fight with them. During the attack, Ngyuen
Van Ninh, a 30-year-old Vietnamese man who had just been released from prison, was
shot and killed.
Aug. 23-29: Prey Veng police arrested three armed robbers, confiscating an
AK rifle, AK 15 gun and a handgrenade.
Sept. 15: Ko and 28-year-old Ory Eng Long were killed and arrested respectively
by Security Ministry police. Long confessed that they had so far conducted 13 robberies.
An AK 59 handgun and a Honda 100 motorcycle were captured from the offenders.
Sept. 19: Prey Veng police arrested 40-year-old Soeung Raksmey, who had stabbed
and killed a person in 1986 and was this time attempting to throw a bomb into police
headquarters in Ba Phnom district, Svay Rieng.
Sept. 25: Phnom Penh police arrested eight drug runners.
Sept. 27: Police in Stung Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh, respectively killed
and arrested Mey Chan Ny and 29- year-old Ben Heng while the two offenders were carrying
out their robbing activities. An AK 59 handgun, AK rifle, handgrenade and an Akira
motorcycle were confiscated.
Oct. 1: Phnom Penh police arrested two car looters, 31- year-old. San Didi
and 36-year-old Mey Sameath.
Oct. 2-3: Phnom Penh police respectively killed and arrested Chan Cham Roeun
and his four other armed robber partners, confiscating two handguns. The group was
just released from prison, before which time they had conducted three robberies.
In Oct. City police and military collaborated on arresting two armed robbers-19-year-old
Sourn Vet, charged with 10 robberies and two stealings, and Chea Chan Thorn, charged
with seven robberies. During the operation, the offenders fired back at the police
and military forces, killing a civilian and military.
Oct. 5: 28-year-old Neth Many, who had conducted three successful motorcycle
robberies, with AK 59 handgun was arrested.
Oct. 12: Kandal police arrested Sun Sarith and Pim Sopheap, who had robbed
and killed Mao on Oct. 8 to get his motorcycle.
Oct. 15: Armed robber Om Sothea was arrested by Phnom Penh police. The offender
confessed that he and his 10 other partners had conducted 17 armed robberies, during
which they killed one person, and successfully stole 16 motorcycles and a Toyota
Nov. 11: Armed robber Pak Paly who had escaped from prison T3, was shot and
killed while he was trying to fire back at the Phnom Penh police. One AK 59 handgun,
handcuffs and a Honda motorcycle were captured.
Nov. 11: Police in Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh, arrested Dong Chanta-a
collaborator of armed robber Nhem Heng's so-called 33-year-old gang-who shot and
killed a policeman earlier.
Nov. 17: In response to request of the US Embassy in Cambodia, the National
Security Ministry police arrested and confined American nationality Alan Goetch,
whom the federal police had for along time been trying to find and capture, because
of his involvement in too many legal scams, bogus bamboozlements and other nefarious
shenanigans. One K54 handgun, a Praha, three handgrenades and a number of things
Nov. 17: Police in Kien Svay district, kandal, arrested two young lady criminals,
who had poisoned an old woman until death to get her gold.
Nov. 21: Phnom Penh police arrested 23 year-old Ngeth Thouch, who had murdered
his cousin sister Chim Mon on Nov. 17 to get her gold and diamonds.
Nov. 28-30: Phnom Penh police launched an operation to capture a gang of armed
robbers who had escaped from prison. Offenders Nhem Heng and Koy Mao were killed,
and Pon Ty and Hom Moang of the gang were arrested. During the operation, four handguns,
one M16 and two motorcycles were captured.
Dec. 5: Commission to combat armed robbers in Prey Veng launched a campaign
to clean up armed robbers along the borders of three districts-Me Sang, Prey Veng
and Bar Phnom. A gang of 19 robbers were arrested 21 rifles, 11 handgrenades and
some other things were captured.
Dec. 16: Police in Mean Chey and Kien Svay districts, Kandal, killed Vietnamese
robber Ngyuen Van Ninh and arrested four others of his gang. The gang robbed people
of approximately 50 grams of gold, 2.3 million riel and two motorcycles. The police
confiscated one motorcycle and AK 59 handgun.
- Translated by Moeun Chhean Nariddh