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Man in Police Custody Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

Police are treating the death of a man found hanging in a holding cell at the Kompong Cham provincial police station on Thursday morning as a likely suicide.

Stream of Meth Busts Continues Along Laos Border

For the third time this week, a Laotian national was arrested after smuggling large quantities of meth into Stung Treng province on Thursday.

Laotian Teens Arrested With 2,000 Meth Pills

Two Laotian teenagers were caught with 2,000 methamphetamine pills and arrested on Tuesday in Stung Treng City shortly after crossing the Lao border, according to deputy provincial military police commander Doung Vicheat.

Government Bolsters Fire Truck Fleet With $10M Purchase

The government on Tuesday officially took receipt of 113 new fire trucks recently arrived from China at a handover ceremony in Phnom Penh, nearly doubling the country’s fleet.

Police Arrest Alleged Ice Smugglers in Stung Treng, Phnom Penh

A Laotian man caught smuggling almost a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine into Stung Treng province was arrested in Thala Barivat district on Monday morning, police said.

Russian With No Visa, Money Arrested at Thai Border

Cambodian soldiers apprehended a Russian man wandering along the Thai border in Oddar Meanchey province’s Samraong City last week, according to officials, who said he was handed over to police and would be deported once he could pay for a plane ticket.

Storms Damage Nearly 700 Homes, Kill 2

Nearly 700 homes were damaged, two people were killed and at least 10 people injured in storms that struck Stung Treng and Kompong Cham provinces on Wednesday, officials said.

Teenager Murdered by Cousin

Police arrested seven people on Wednesday and plan to send three suspects to court for allegedly robbing and murdering a 19-year-old woman in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, one of whom was related to the victim, officers said.

Fleet of More than 100 Fire Trucks Arrive from China

The first tranche of fire trucks headed to Cambodia in a deal the government struck with China last year to furnish the country with fire-fighting vehicles for the provinces arrived on Wednesday, the head of the national police force’s fire department said.

Truck Driver Admits to Killing Teenager While High on Meth

A 22-year-old drug user on Tuesday confessed to using a machete to hack to death a 13-year-old schoolboy in Tbong Khmum province on Monday over an ongoing feud between their mothers, police said on Tuesday.

Man Arrested for Raping Underage Stepdaughter

A construction worker in Takeo province was arrested on Sunday for allegedly raping his 15-year-old stepdaughter over the course of many months, leaving the girl pregnant, police said on Monday.

Elderly Farmer Killed Over Sorcery Claims

An elderly farmer was stabbed to death at his home in Kompong Speu province on Friday in a case that police believe is linked to accusations that the victim used black magic to cause a series of deaths in the area.

Fire Engulfs Popular Island Restaurant; No Injuries

A foreign-owned restaurant and bar on Koh Rong island went up in flames on Sunday afternoon due to a kitchen fire, causing extensive damage before about 50 locals managed to put it out, according to local business owners.

Cambodian Kidnapped, Raped in Thailand

Thai police on Wednesday freed a Cambodian meatball seller who was abducted from a market in Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province, detained at a nearby resort and raped, according to a government official and a rights worker.

Hun Sen Bans Traffic on Angkor Wat Road

Cars, vans, and other vehicular traffic will be barred from traveling along the stretch of road directly facing Angkor Wat, the country’s most iconic tourist attraction, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Facebook yesterday.

Missing Army Officer Found Dead in Forest

The bloated, half-naked corpse of an army sergeant was found in the forest about 3 km from his base in Oddar Meanchey province on Saturday, five days after he wandered into the woods in a drunken stupor, police said on Monday.

UXO Kills Deminer in Pursat, Injures Soldier in Preah Vihear

A man working for demining organization HALO Trust Cambodia died on Friday after being struck by a piece of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Pursat province on Thursday morning and rushed to a hospital in Thailand, officials said on Sunday.

Possibly Deadly Alcohol Should Not Be Banned or Regulated

Following the deaths of 18 people in Kratie province over the past week, the provincial government has implemented an emergency ban on the production of rice wine. The ban comes after proposals by the Health Ministry earlier this year to curb alcohol use in Cambodia, which were met with broad bipartisan support.

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