Gambling market vendors warned
A group of six market vendors were arrested on Monday for gambling in Kampot province. The vendors, according to eyewitnesses, played cards in the market in Kampot district every day and had never been in trouble before. Police allegedly released the vendors after the gamblers gave them money, provoking the ire of the community.
Suspected thieves crash during attack
TWO suspected thieves are on the run after trying to grab a necklace from a 29-year-old women who was driving a motorbike with her husband in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Monday. According to eyewitnesses, two would-be robbers on a motorbike tried to take her jewellery but crashed into a car in the process. The thieves then failed to take the necklace with them as they ran away. It was later returned to the owner. Police are investigating and are examining the crashed motorbike, which is in police custody.
Huge haul of illegal timber found in cars
THREE cars containing 81 pieces of illegal timber were confiscated by police in Oddar Meanchey province’s Anlong Veng district on Monday. Authorities said that they had become suspicious of the vehicles but when they stopped them to investigate the drivers escaped. The illegal wood was seized by police and officers are attempting to find the owners of the captured cars.
Couple caught with 400 drug tablets
A MARRIED couple, aged 31 and 32, was arrested in connection with trafficking and delivering drugs in Stung Treng province’s Stung Treng district on Sunday. The police said they arrested the husband following a long investigation and confiscated 18 tablets of methamphetamine during a raid. During his wife’s arrest, police said they confiscated 400 tablets of the same drug. The police sent them to the court and are set to use the drugs as evidence against the couple.
Thai nationals held over arms smuggling
TWO Thai nationals, aged 40 and 39, are suspected of attempting to trade illegal weapons in Cambodia. It is thought the men, who were arrested on Sunday, tried to take arms through Choam international checkpoint in Oddar Meanchey province a month earlier on September 3 to sell on. Police are now filing documents to the court, while the Thai men have been detained in jail.