Police Blotter: 9 Aug 2011

Police Blotter: 9 Aug 2011

Man stabbed to death for flirting with beer girl
A 24-YEAR-OLD man was killed at a restaurant in the capital’s Tuol Kork district on Monday after being stabbed repeatedly by a group of nine men. Police said the men attacked the victim because they were jealous that he was flirting with one of the “beer girls”. An eyewitness reported that the men hit the victim with glasses and bowls and then used the pieces of broken glass to stab him. One suspect was apprehended by authorities, while the other eight fled the scene.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

One dead, four injured in two traffic accidents
ONE person was killed and four were injured early on Monday morning in two separate traffic accidents in Kampong Chhnang province’s Rolea Ba’ier district. Police said the first accident occurred at about 5:30am when a car swerved into oncoming traffic, colliding head-on with a truck travelling in the opposite direction. The driver of the car was killed instantly, while the truck driver sustained serious injuries. About 15 minutes later a truck crashed into the back of two stationary taxis, which had pulled over to the side of the road. Police said they suspected the driver of the truck had fallen asleep at the wheel.
KOH SANTEPHEAP  

Traffic accident injures motorbike rider
AN ELDERLY man driving a motorbike sustained serious injuries after he was hit by a car on Friday in Kampong Thom province’s Stung Sen district. An eyewitness said  the man was travelling north on National Road 6 when he attempted to make a left-hand turn and was struck by a car driving in the opposite direction. The motorbike driver was rushed to hospital, while the driver of the car was arrested and sent to court.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Alleged drug dealers nabbed after tip-off
FOUR women and two men were arrested for allegedly dealing drugs on Friday in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district.  Police said they had received information about the whereabouts of the suspected drug dealers from an informant. Two small packages of crystal methamphetamine were confiscated in the bust. The suspects were sent to court pending further investigation.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Drug bust nets four suspected dealers
POLICE arrested four men for allegedly dealing drugs on Friday in Kampong Thom’s Santuk district. Two kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine were confiscated in the bust.  Police said they had been investigating the suspected drug dealers, but a lack of evidence had prevented them from arresting the men earlier.
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