‘Drug and arms’ dealers detained by cops
Two men accused of arms and drug trafficking were detained by police on Saturday in the Boeung Tompun commune of Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. The men, aged 26 and 16, were allegedly found in possession of six “medium-sized” packages of drugs as well as a small firearm. Police said the older of the two admitted to trafficking drugs to supplement his meager income as a barber. Police detained another three individuals temporarily, but released them after questioning.
Drinker arrested after friend refused tipple
A 30-YEAR-OLD man was arrested by police in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Sunday after allegedly beating a man for refusing to drink with him. The victim, a 23-year-old labourer, was struck on the back of the neck with a saw, police said, and sent to the hospital with serious injuries. The suspect was sent to court to await trial.
Loud engine gives away ‘moto thief’
A 38-YEAR-OLD man was arrested by police on Monday after allegedly stealing the motorcycle of a 47-year-old farmer in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. The victim said she often drove the motorcycle to her farm and kept it nearby during the day. The thief was given away by the loud noise of the motorcycle’s engine, she said. The victim called the police immediately, who chased down the fleeing suspect and returned the motorcycle. Police said the suspect confessed to the theft after being detained.
Ratanakkiri crash knocks out driver
A HIGH-SPEED collision in Ratanakkiri’s Banlung district last Thursday left a 23-year-old motorcycle driver unconscious after he smashed into the side of a Toyota Camry. The vehicles were driving through a crossroads in opposite directions when they crashed. The car’s driver immediately fled the scene while the motorcycle driver was transferred to the provincial hospital. A provincial policeman said that both drivers had disregarded traffic laws and accelerated through the intersection. Both vehicles were heavily damaged.