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Police Blotter: 21 Jul 2009

Police Blotter: 21 Jul 2009

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Three Vietnamese nationals were arrested Thursday for distributing drugs and providing a haven for drug users in Poipet, Banteay Meanchey province, local police said, identifying the suspects as Ghien Ghok Mai, 52, Yeong Doek, 44, and Hong Van Hav, 34, all of whom reside in Ba Li Lay village. Following the arrest, police confiscated 866 yama tablets and two Honda motorcycles from the perpetrators.

Svay Rieng provincial court on Friday released a couple arrested in Bavet town on June 18 for drug distribution and trafficking, under the reasoning that the suspects were just drug users and were not actually traffickers. A Svay Rieng provincial military police official stated that 47-year-old Mam Sovun and his Vietnamese wife, 20-year-old Leng Ghong Tham, were arrested last month in a guesthouse while in possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia, two cellphones and an artificial penis.

Two women are missing after their motorboat sank during a storm as they were fishing for crabs and mollusks Friday in Preah Sihanouk province. The missing women - Lae Mieng, 40, and her unidentified sister-in-law - reside in the province's Prey Nob district. Locals said it was unlikely that the victims survived the incident and complained that they had not seen any action by the police to help locate the missing women.

Three homeless teenagers were sent to Prey Sar prison on Saturday for stealing villagers' chickens and bicycles Wednesday. Russey Keo district police identified the teens as Ban Yun, 19, Mot Kak Trey, 18, and Lap Rosa Ly, 18. All three are construction workers without specific addresses. Police confiscated two bikes and three chickens from the perpetrators, who were also suspected of using drugs.

A jobless man was arrested for raping his 17-year-old stepdaughter two times Friday. Police that the 48-year-old man, who lives in Chamkarmon district's Phsar Dangkor commune, tricked the girl by telling her that her mother was seriously ill at home, police said, adding that when the daughter arrived, the perpetrator dragged her into a room, tied her hands and raped her violently. The rapist confessed to police that he had perpetrated the shameful act because he could not control his burning sexual desire.


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