Police Blotter: 3 Jul 2012

Police Blotter: 3 Jul 2012

Woman’s drug habit catches up with her
A 32-year-old woman was arrested on a charge of drug trafficking in Kampot’s Angkor Chey district on Sunday. Police seized one package of illegal drugs from her. Police said they had been investigating the woman for a long time, as neighbours had reported her drug business. But only on Sunday did the police have enough evidence to arrest her. The police have sent the woman to court. Koh Santepheap

Worker slams boss’s criticism of work ethic
A 23-year-old man beat his foreman in a factory and seriously injured him in Kandal’s Sa’ang district on Sunday. Police said the foreman had scolded the man and ordered him to work harder. The suspect was angry, and punched his boss. Other workers panicked and called the police. Police arrested the worker and sent him to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Neighbourly brawl lands two in hospital
A father and son suffered near-fatal injuries during a vicious brawl with their neighbours in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Sunday. Police said the group chopped the pair with axes and struck them with stones. Witnesses said an argument led to the fight among the neighbours. Police are investigating the case and are looking for the neighbours who escaped. Koh Santepheap

Five arrested after gang brawl in capital
Five men were arrested and others escaped after a gang fight in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Sunday. The group went to a club to dance, but soon found themselves in an argument that escalated into a fight. A motorcycle was set on fire during the scuffle. Police came to arrest five of the alleged gangsters, while others escaped. Police have sent the five to court. Deum Ampil

Police foil a robbery, catch thief red-handed
Three men attempted to mug a victim for cash in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Sunday, but they were spotted by patrolling police. The victim walked from their home to a nearby market, but was ambushed by the trio halfway. The three threatened to chop him with an axe and asked him for money. The victim then gave them some cash, but police on patrol spotted the robbery and came to catch two of the robbers. The third escaped. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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