Police Blotter: 22 Jan 2010

Police Blotter: 22 Jan 2010

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MONEY EXCHANGER POISONED, LOSES 5K
Police are hunting three suspects wanted for stealing US$5,000 from a money changer after doping her with sleeping pills mixed with fish paste in Koh Kong province’s Dong Tung market on Wednesday. Witnesses report seeing two men and a woman on a motorbike approach the victim’s house, where they allegedly asked the victim to taste the paste. The victim was dazed when the robbery occurred.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

TEEN ADMITS TO RAPE, MURDER OF GIRL, 9
Kratie provincial police arrested a teenage boy Tuesday for the rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl near her school in Sambo district’s Khbal Damrey commune. The 16-year-old suspect was arrested five days after the victim’s body was found on January 14. The provincial chief of the Serious Crimes Bureau, Chan Sokhim, said the suspect will face provincial court after he confessed to raping the girl in a nearby forest and beating her to death to prevent her from talking to authorities.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

BRITON FOUND DEAD IN SIEM REAP HOTEL
A British man found dead in his hotel bathroom in Siem Reap province Wednesday may have slipped and fallen because he was too drunk, according to an autopsy report. The 26-year-old was found dead seven days after he arrived in Siem Reap. Police could not confirm the cause of death. His body is to be picked up by officials from the British embassy.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

VIETNAMESE MAN ARRESTED IN STING
Preah Sihanouk provincial police arrested a Vietnamese man suspected of possessing and distributing drugs after a raid at his house in Stung Hav’s Tomnop Rolok commune. Yang Loeun, 28, was arrested Sunday when the raid uncovered two methamphetamine pills, two smoking devices and two samurai swords. Police said the man had confessed to both charges and would face provincial court.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

FATHER ACCUSED OF TRAFFICKING CHILD
Takeo provincial police arrested a man Wednesday on suspicion of arranging to have his stepdaughter trafficked to Malaysia. Mith Slatinh, 45, was detained following a complaint from the girl’s grandmother, who told police the man and his wife had paid her a visit Sunday requesting to take the girl to Phnom Tamao resort. After the girl did not return, the grandmother complained to the commune chief, who found out that the couple had taken the victim to a broker in Phnom Penh. Mith Slatinh confessed that the broker had sent the girl to Malaysia.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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