Police Blotter: 3 Sep 2012

Police Blotter: 3 Sep 2012

Inept drug trafficker foiled by regular traffic
A suspected drug trafficker delivered himself straight into the hands of police on Friday when he crashed his truck into a house in the Chbar Mon district of Kampong Speu. Unable to untangle himself from the unfortunate wreck, the 32-year-old was met by local police summoned by the unhappy homeowner. While inspecting the truck, officers discovered an illegal substance that caused the truck’s driver to make a sudden break for it. He didn’t get far, however, and was promptly arrested, admitting to the trafficking. He was subsequently taken to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Daun Penh’s 12 slowest sex workers arrested
Twelve sex workers allegedly soliciting in a park in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district were scooped up by police in
a mass arrest on Friday. Police said the women regularly offered their services in the park, despite occasional crackdowns by the law. A number of women evaded the group arrest by fleeing, and those picked up were sent to the Ministry of Social Affairs. Deum Ampil

It takes a village to beat up a motorbike thief
A 28-year-old alleged moto thief took on the wrong town when he opportunistically revved up an unlocked vehicle whose owner had left the key in the ignition on Friday. The thief was spied by a vigilant neighbour, who decided to chase the suspect and his score. Eventually, the indefatigable neighbour caught up with the thief and exacted his own justice. Other residents in Kampot town joined in on the vigilante action, ticking off the unlucky thief in no uncertain terms. Police were called and the culprit now faces court. Koh Santepheap

Brutally beaten victim arrested as suspect
A Chamkarmon resident who witnessed three hoodlums brutally bash a man decided to do the neighbourly thing and call the police, only to see the victim picked up as well. The three gangsters had brazenly accosted the victim on a moto, laying into him without any apparent fear of being seen. Upon the arrival of the police, the attackers were duly cuffed, but authorities were equally interested in their battered victim, who was also arrested and now faces court. Kampuchea Thmey

Woman sent to court for killing abusive spouse
A 28-year-old woman allegedly did away with her brutish husband after he assaulted her at their home on Thursday. The man was hitting the bottle and arrived home in a savage state, turning on his wife with his fists. The woman grabbed a knife and stabbed him, killing him instantly. She admitted the incident to police and was sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David


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