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Saing Soenthrith

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Suspected Trafficking Ring Busted

Police on Saturday arrested nine Bangladeshi nationals during a raid on a central Phnom Penh bar suspected of hosting a human trafficking ring, including one of the alleged ringleaders and his victims.

Nanny Ploy Fails to Spare Timber Smuggler Arrest

The Kompong Thom Provincial Court on Thursday laid a provisional timber smuggling charge against a man who allegedly paid his baby’s nanny to ride in his car in a failed bid to evade authorities.

Kompong Thom Police Arrest 3 for Killing Brother-in-Law

Three young men suspected of murdering their imperious brother-in-law with a homemade air rifle were found hiding in scrub near their village in Kompong Thom province and arrested in the early hours of Wednesday morning, police said.

Man Hangs Himself after Killing Wife

A farmer killed his wife with an ax, set fire to his home and hanged himself from a nearby tree in Kompong Thom province on Sunday evening, according to authorities, who said they had exhausted all leads in their investigation.

Gold Seller Killed in Armed Robbery Gone Wrong

A gold seller was killed during an attempted robbery in Kompong Speu province on Friday night after his shouts for help spooked three armed men who fled empty-handed, police said on Sunday.

Woman Nabbed With 2.5 Kg of Cocaine Hidden in Plain Sight

A 22-year-old Thai woman was arrested at Phnom Penh International Airport on Wednesday with 2.5 kg of cocaine mixed among chocolate treats in Lindt-branded containers, police said on Thursday.

Police Nab Suspected Meth Dealer After Car Chase

Police arrested a well-known methamphetamine dealer in Phnom Penh on Tuesday night following a car chase that ended when the officers shot out the suspect’s tires, an official said on Wednesday.

No Investigation for Soldiers Who Stormed Forestry Office

There are no plans to investigate a group of soldiers who allegedly threatened to shoot Forestry Administration officials on Monday over a truck seized for involvement in illegal logging, a military police official said on Tuesday.

Police Seize Turtles, Pythons En Route to Vietnam

Police seized 102 endangered turtles and 17 pythons from a truck driving through Kandal province on Monday, arresting the two drivers for attempting to smuggle the animals to Vietnam, officials said on Tuesday.

Armed Soldiers Storm Forestry Office to Retake Truck

A group of 10 armed soldiers stormed a Forestry Administration office in Oddar Meanchey province on Monday and attempted to seize a military truck that had been confiscated from them after they used it to transport illegal timber, officials said.

Two Vietnamese Arrested With Air Gun Haul in Poipet

Two Vietnamese nationals were arrested at the Poipet International Checkpoint on Friday after being caught attempting to smuggle 22 air guns into the country from Thailand, police said on Sunday.

Four Kilograms of Drugs Seized in Border Drug Bust

More than 4 kg of drugs—about half heroin and half crystal methamphetamine—were confiscated from a Laotian man during a drug bust in the border province of Stung Treng on Friday, police said.

Rosewood Smugglers Arrested After Police Pursuit

Two men were arrested in Oddar Meanchey province on Tuesday after military police pursued their SUV from the nearby Thai border and found 51 pieces of rosewood in the back, officials said on Wednesday.

PM Bodyguard Arrested Over Shooting, Chase

An officer in Prime Minister Hun Sen’s personal bodyguard unit was arrested after firing his pistol into the air early on Monday morning before leading military police on a 15-minute motorbike chase through Phnom Penh, military police said.

Munitions Explode Near Preah Vihear Temple

A forest fire near Preah Vihear temple on Sunday caused a military weapons depot containing rifle ammunition and old ordnance to explode, startling Thai soldiers and tourists but causing no injuries, officials said on Monday.

Man Arrested for Raping Daughter in Phnom Penh

Police in Phnom Penh have arrested a man over the rape of his 9-year-old daughter, less than two weeks after another father was arrested for the same crime in Prey Veng province.

Three Jailed, 1 Freed After Breakthrough in Casino Murder Case

An investigation into a murder at a casino in Svay Rieng province took a bizarre turn this week when authorities determined that one of the suspects in the case was actually a wealthy Vietnamese woman who had herself been held hostage at the casino for nearly three weeks, police and court officials said on Thursday.

Teenage Girl Rescued in Raid On Brothel; Manager Arrested

A 16-year-old was among six girls and women rescued during a raid on a brothel in Pursat City on Tuesday night that also resulted in the arrest of its manager, police and NGO officials said on Wednesday.

Four Arrested Over the Murder Of Vietnamese Man at Casino

Police in Bavet City have arrested four Vietnamese nationals accused of fatally beating a fifth Vietnamese man whose badly bruised body was found inside a casino hotel room on Sunday, officials said on Tuesday.

‘Rich Kids’ Arrested for Using Ecstasy at Party

Police broke up a birthday party at a karaoke parlor in Battambang City on Sunday night and arrested all 16 revelers for using Ecstasy on the premises, officials said on Monday.