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Police Blotter: 5 Feb 2010

Police Blotter: 5 Feb 2010

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B’BANG GANGSTERS GET DE-SWORDED
Five gangsters were arrested in Battambang’s Banon district on Wednesday after being found in possession of samurai swords while walking through a village. Police say the men used the swords to intimidate villagers. One of the five men protested his innocence because he was merely holding the weapon and not using it to threaten people. Police said they will be sent to a local NGO for re-education.
DEUM AMPIL

SEX-DEPRIVED MAN SHOOTS LABOURER
A construction worker was shot by a man who was angry about being denied sex at a guesthouse in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Wednesday night. Police said the accused went to the guesthouse to find sex but was refused by the owner. Angry, he exited the guesthouse and waved his gun at people nearby before firing on the 34-year-old victim, who was working late. The victim said he had never met the accused man before. The shooter was arrested and sent to court.
DEUM AMPIL

THREE CHILDREN DIE IN PURSAT POOL
A grandfather found his three grandchildren dead in a pool in Pursat town on Tuesday. According to police, they died because of the carelessness of the family, as the mother went to check on her ill husband in hospital while the grandfather looked after the children. When the grandfather awoke, he discovered the children in a pond behind the house. The father said his children – two girls and a boy, aged between four and eight – loved swimming.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

TAIWAN DRUG DEALER GETS 3-YEAR SENTENCE
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday sentenced a Taiwanese man to three years in prison after he was found guilty of trying to traffick drugs out of Cambodia. The 36-year-old man was arrested as he was waiting to board a plane to Taiwan at Phnom Penh International Airport, after custom officials found drugs hidden in his bags. A court official said the man was a dealer and user in Taiwan, and visited Cambodia to sell to young boys.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

AIDS CLAIMS AFRICAN MAN'S LIFE: POLICE
Doctors said a Ghanaian man found dead in his rented house in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon districton Wednesday died from AIDS. According to police, the owner of the house came to demand rent for the month when he discovered the 52-year-old dead in a chair with his trousers off. Doctors said his trousers were off because he was suffering from diarrhoea.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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