Police Blotter: 9 Mar 2011

Police Blotter: 9 Mar 2011

Drunken husband sets house ablaze in rage
A 29-year-old man was arrested for setting fire to his house after he became angry at his wife in Kandal’s Sa’ang district on Saturday. His wife said that the man came home from drinking wine with his friends and physically attacked his wife and children because his wife refused to cook dinner for him. He then set his house ablaze and completely destroyed it. Police arrested him and he claimed he was angry with his wife who had a gambling problem and neglected her familial duties.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Accused drug dealers busted in Kandal raid
FOUR men suspected of drug trafficking were arrested in Kandal province’s Khsach Kandal district on Sunday. Villagers filed a complaint to police accusing the men of frequently using and trafficking drugs. Police seized two packages of yama and various other drugs from the men during a raid on Sunday, in which one of the suspects attempted to escape but was apprehended. After their arrest, the suspects admitted to selling drugs to young people in the village.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Stabbing victim found murdered in Poipet
POLICE in Poipet city found a man murdered in a field on Friday. Police said that the man had been stabbed with a knife several times by an unknown assailant. The victim’s father said that his son sold eyeglasses for a living, but on the day of the murder, he drove his motorbike to sell his glasses as usual but did not return home. On Saturday, he filed a report to police who are now investigating the case to arrest the murderer.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Rival fishermen attack was out of line
A FISHERMAN and his son were seriously injured by a group of rival fishermen who attacked them in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district on Monday. Police said the altercation started when the two accidentally broke another fisherman’s fishing rod, causing the group of rival fishermen to immediately attack them. They were sent to the hospital, while the group of suspects escaped.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Traffic accident kills one, injures three
A MAN was killed and three people injured in a traffic accident in Svay Rieng on Sunday. Police said that a couple were travelling to Svay Rieng city when a motorbike heading in the opposite direction crashed into their motorbike. The driver was killed and his wife seriously injured, while two of the passengers on the other motorbike were also seriously injured and sent to hospital. Police said that accident occurred on a curved road and they will investigate further.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

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