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Police Blotter: 25 Apr 2011

Police Blotter: 25 Apr 2011

Pot bust in Kampot yields 1,250 plants
POLICE in Kampot’s Chhouk district on Friday sized 1,250 marijuana plants from a suspect’s residence. Police said that neighbours had reported that a man was growing marijuana plants for distribution, sparking the raid on his home. Police arrested the suspect  who is a 40-year-old man, before setting fire to the marijuana crop. The suspect has been sent to court.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Students re-educated in computer game raid
BATTAMBANG town police raided four shops and confiscated 100 computer games on Friday. Police said the shops were initially opened as internet cafés, but most of the customers came to play video games and watch pornographic videos. They added that most of the users were students who rarely went to school. Police seized the computer games and detained an undisclosed number of students in order to “educate” them. The owners of the four different shops have since been sent to provincial court.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Galloping gourmets go wining and dining
A 19-YEAR-OLD man in Kampong Chhnang province’s Kampong Chhnang district was detained after he and his group of friends did not have enough money to foot their restaurant bill on Friday. Police said the suspects had dinner and drank a box of wine but did not have enough money to pay their US$50 restaurant bill. The suspect’s friends fled the restaurant and the owner filed a complaint to police. Police detained the suspect for one day then released him after his aunt paid the money to the restaurant owner.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Fisherman arrested for shocking technique
A 37-YEAR-OLD man was arrested after he was caught allegedly fishing with illegal equipment in Kandal’s Loeuk Dek district on Thursday. Police said they spotted the suspect fishing on a lake in a boat using electrical equipment with two other men. Police only managed to arrest one suspect while the others escaped. The man has since been sent to court to face charges.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Body found in Banteay Meanchey forest
POLICE in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town responded to the discovery of a body in the forest on Thursday. Police said that neighbours identified him as a 57-year-old resident of Poipet town. The body was reported to the authorities by a man who discovered it while hunting wild animals in the forest. Police said they took the body to a local pagoda because no family members had claimed it. The cause of the man’s death was yet to be discovered.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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