Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter: 24 Dec 2009




Police Blotter: 24 Dec 2009

Police Blotter: 24 Dec 2009

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

TAIWAN SMUGGLER TO GET FREE TRIP HOME
A 34-year-old Taiwanese man is expected to be deported back to his native country after he was found trying to smuggle US$16,000 worth of drugs out of Cambodia. In August 2008, the suspect was at Phnom Penh International Airport ready to board a plane to Taiwan. Authorities discovered that he had hidden drugs in his shoes and also in his stomach. The suspect said that he chose to export the drugs since they were readily available in Cambodia.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

DODGY WIRING LEADS TO RESTAURANT FIRE
Three women were injured during a fire at a restaurant in Dangkor district on Tuesday. Police said the fire was caused by faulty electrical wires in one of the rooms in the restaurant. Though seven fire trucks arrived on the scene to put out the flames, more than two-thirds of the property was damaged. However, officials said it was fortunate that the blaze did not spread to neighbouring houses. Police told community members that they should check that faulty electric lines be fixed so such problems may be prevented in the future.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

GAMING DEN CLOSED FOR WARPING YOUTH
Police arrested the owner of a computer gaming shop and confiscated 20 computers in Dangkor district on Tuesday. The owner has expressed frustration and confusion as to why the police only targeted her shop since other gaming venues were operating in the area. Authorities said that their goal is to bring students’ focus away from gaming and back into more important activities such as their studies and spending time with their families. They added that they plan to target other gaming shops in the neighbourhood.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

WIFE BEATER TAKEN IN BY PREY VENG POLICE
A 29-year-old man in Prey Veng province’s Peam Chor district was apprehended for physically abusing his wife on Tuesday. Married for more than three years with three children, the husband has been accused of beating his wife and children on numerous occasions, especially while he was drunk. His wife finally contacted police and a rights group on the day of his arrest.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

‘FISHING MACHINE’ SEIZED IN MEANCHEY
An illegal fishing operation in Meanchey district was halted by police on Tuesday. Authorities detained four fishermen and confiscated an illegal machine that was used to kill fish in a local lake. The suspects said that the lack of fish in the lake left them with no choice but to illegally fish so that they can make a living. Another group of fishermen in the area said they were happy that illegal fishing was stopped so that now everyone could catch fish fairly.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MOST VIEWED

  • Kingdom accepts Chinese vaccine, PM first to get jab

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said China would offer Cambodia an immediate donation of one million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by the Sinopharm company. In an audio message addressing the public on the night of January 15, he said Cambodia has accepted the offer and

  • Reeling in Cambodia’s real estate sector

    A new norm sets the scene but risks continue to play out in the background A cold wind sweeps through the streets of Boeung Trabek on an early January morning as buyers and traders engage in commerce under bright blue skies. From a distance, the

  • Hun Sen: Lakes filled in for national developments

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced continued operations to fill some lakes in Phnom Penh to create land for developments, though he is against the unrelated practice of damming rivers or blocking waterways. Speaking at the inauguration of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport

  • Koh Preus upgrades 70% complete

    Initial construction of a nearly $30 million tourism infrastructure project on Preah Sihanouk province’s Koh Preus Island is “about 70 per cent complete”, according to an official with the developer. Heng Thou, construction site manager of Angela Real Estate Co Ltd (ARE), told The Post that

  • Local media loses a giant, and The Post a great friend

    Cheang Sokha, a gifted and streetwise reporter who rose to the highest ranks of Cambodian media and was beloved for his sharp intelligence, world-class humour and endless generosity, died on Friday in his hometown of Phnom Penh. He was 42. His wife, Sok Sophorn, said he

  • Cambodia, India agree to start direct flights, tourism exchanges

    Cambodia and India have agreed to start direct flight connections and promote closer tourism exchanges and cooperation in all areas after the Covid-19 saga comes to a close. The agreement was reached during a meeting between Cambodian Minister of Tourism Thong Khon and newly-minted Indian