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Police Blotter: 18 September 2008

Police Blotter: 18 September 2008



Loeu Ban, 35, was arrested for beating up monk abbot Chhin Phon, 23, in Ma'kak pagoda in Ma'kak village, Ma'kak commune, Serey Sophorn district, Banteay Meanchey province on Sunday. Loeu Ban admitted to hitting the monk on the back twice because he was angry that the monk went outside the pagoda at night and chatted with congregants.


Nhem Sochith, 17, and Srey Sokheng, 15, were arrested by municipal military police when they attempted to snatch the necklace of Leng Sokly, 21, who was riding as a pillion passenger on her friend's motorbike in O'Russei 2 commune, Prampi Makara district, Phnom Penh Monday. The two young high school students, who drove a Honda C125 during the attempted robbery, fell off their motorbike when they unintentionally collided with the motorbike driven by Leng Sokly's friend. They were arrested on the scene.


Two people died and one was injured in a dispute over the ownership of a piece of land in Damnak Sokrom village, Snay Anh'chith commune, Chhum Kiri district of Kampot on Tuesday. Khem Vory, 42, died on the spot, his son Khem Rith, 19, died on the way to the hospital, and his wife Mam Thy, 42, was injured on the hand, cheek and shoulder after they were attacked by their six neighbours bearing axes and machetes. The police, who arrived at the scene shortly after the argument broke out, arrested a 63-year-old woman in connection with the incident. The other five offending family members are on the run.


Le Ther The, 48, a Vietnamese coffee seller in Smach Meanchey district, Koh Kong province, was arrested by police Friday on suspicion of human trafficking from Cambodia to Malaysia through the Koh Kong border. Four young women were rescued by the Department of Anti-human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection, who are determined to crack down on the crime of human trafficking. The police said that Le persuaded the four women aged from 18 and 24 years to work as sex workers in Malaysia. If proven guilty, Le will face seven to 15 years imprisonment under Cambodia's  anti-human trafficking and sexual exploitation law.


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