National plan to strengthen gov’t anti-drug campaign

The National Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023 directs the authorities and relevant institutions to carry out effective prevention, crackdown and resolution of drug issues, and all commune authorities to be confident in dealing with drug problems in their areas. The directive was made during the drafting ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-plan-strengthen-govt-anti-drug-campaign

Couple gets seven years in prison for land fraud scheme

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday sentenced a couple to seven years in prison for commiting land fraud in 2015. Siek Leng and Chan Boramey were found guilty of forging public documents, fraud and using fake public documents under Articles 629, 630 and 377 of ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/couple-gets-seven-years-prison-land-fraud-scheme

Government urged to pursue corrupt oknhas

Following the release of the Ministry of Environment’s annual report, eco-activists have urged it to crack down on influential oknhas who allegedly flouted the Kingdom’s environmental protection laws. A total of 278 cases of natural resource crimes were sent to Cambodian courts in the first ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-urged-pursue-corrupt-oknhas

Cambodia remains vulnerable to money laundering: FATF

Cambodia is finding it hard to shake off its reputation as a ‘haven’ for dirty money. Despite the government’s best efforts, the Kingdom remains among the countries most vulnerable to the flow of illegal money, according to the latest report coming from the Financial Action Task ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50656242/cambodia-remains-vulnerable-to-money-laundering-fatf/

China, Cambodia mark successful law enforcement cooperation

The Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh on Thursday lauded law enforcement cooperation efforts between the two countries that have seen around 1,000 Chinese nationals, accused of varying crimes, deported in the last 12 months. To mark the occasion, the Chinese Embassy posted on Facebook that at least 1,000 ...

Kann Vicheika
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/china-Cambodia-mark-successful-law-enforcement-cooperation/5128307.html

Working group on cross-border drug crimes to be formed

The National Authority for Combating Drug and its counterparts in partner countries are set to establish a joint working group to investigate and share information on cross-border drug crimes in the region. NACD vice chairman General Chuon Sovann on Tuesday led a delegation to attend a ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642430/working-group-on-cross-border-drug-crimes-to-be-formed/

Cambodia feared lagging behind predators in cybersex trafficking crackdown

U.S. and Australian crime fighters are preparing Cambodia for a spike in online child sex abuse cases but local officials fear that predators are a step ahead of police due to narrow laws.​​​​ The spread of cheap, high-speed internet and the rise in mobile phone ...

Matt Blomberg
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-sexcrimes-children/cambodia-feared-lagging-behind-predators-in-cybersex-trafficking-crackdown-idUSKCN1VW00B

Cambodia, Laos, VN officials meet

The technical commissions of the National Assemblies of Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos met on Tuesday in Phnom Penh to discuss strengthening the development of information exchange and finding solutions to cross-border crime and security issues. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-laos-vn-officials-meet

Chea is ‘legally innocent’

The defense lawyer for the late Khmer Rouge Brother Number Two Nuon Chea claimed on Wednesday that his death rendered him “legally innocent”. Hence, Doreen Chen called on the Supreme Court Chamber of the UN-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) to declare ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-kr-tribunal/chea-legally-innocent

Three Forestry Administration officials summoned over Mondulkiri logging

Mondulkiri provincial court prosecutor Hieng Sopheak on Wednesday summoned three Forestry Administration officials to appear at the provincial Military Police headquarters by August 24 for questioning over misconduct and alleged collusion with timber traders. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-forestry-administration-officials-summoned-over-mondulkiri-logging

Thousands of crimes along the borders prevented: Defence Ministry

The Defence Ministry yesterday reported that it cracked down on more than 2,900 border crimes during the first six months of this year while pledging to continue cooperation with neighbouring countries to fight crimes. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50620479/thousands-of-crimes-along-the-borders-prevented-defence-ministry/

Illegal Vietnamese fisherman shot during crackdown

Prey Veng provincial police on Friday fired shots at a group of illegal Vietnamese fishermen who tried to ram their patrol boat, wounding one man in Peam Chor district’s Svay Phluos commune. Colonel Kim Salouth, provincial anti-economic crime police chief, yesterday said that six suspects ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50619549/illegal-vietnamese-fisherman-shot-during-crackdown/

Capital police consider installing CCTV cameras from China

Municipal police are considering implementing high-tech security cameras from China to help solve traffic accidents and crack down on crimes in the capital. Lieutenant General Sar Thet, chief of Phnom Penh police, said on Facebook that he led a delegation in China yesterday to observe ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50604360/capital-police-consider-installing-cctv-cameras-from-china/

Deputy prosecutor suspended for ‘clearing’ mangrove forest

Minister of Justice Ang Vong Vathana on Monday temporarily suspended Kampong Thom provincial deputy prosecutor Chea Sovanthet after he was alleged to have been involved in the clearing 10ha of mangrove forest with 17 tractors. Vong Vathana’s missive to the provincial prosecutor on Monday said ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deputy-prosecutor-suspended-clearing-mangrove-forest

National Police set to sign MoU with FBI in US

The National Police and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation will sign an MoU to create a joint taskforce to combat terrorism and cross-border crimes, National Police spokesman Lieutenant General Chhay Kim Khoeun said. National Police chief General Neth Savoeun and a delegation yesterday flew ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50593945/national-police-set-to-sign-mou-with-fbi-in-us/

Report: Sihanoukville crimes increase 25%

Crimes in Preah Sihanouk province rose by 21 cases to 105 last year compared to 84 in 2017 – a 25% increase – said a report revealed at the closing ceremony of the annual achievement and goal setting by Preah Sihanouk provincial police on Wednesday. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/report-sihanoukville-crimes-increase-25

Over 2,000 marijuana plants destroyed

More than 2,000 cannabis plants were destroyed by Takeo provincial authorities on Wednesday after six marijuana farms were discovered, police said on Thursday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-2000-marijuana-plants-destroyed

More than 4,000 border crimes foiled this year

The Defence Ministry prevented more than 4,000 border crimes so far this year and has pledged to continue cooperating with neighbouring countries to fight crime. A report posted yesterday by ministry spokesman General Chhum Sucheat on his Facebook page said that the Royal Cambodian Armed ...

Ven Rathavong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50538810/more-than-4000-border-crimes-foiled-this-year/

Tougher action needed against criminal foreigners, official says

A senior Interior Ministry official has urged police to take tough action against Chinese nationals committing crimes in the Kingdom. Speaking during a meeting with police officials yesterday, General Sok Phal, a secretary of state at the Ministry of Interior, said that immigration police had ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50533289/tougher-action-needed-against-criminal-foreigners-official-says/

Interior Ministry releases dossier of evidence outlining alleged KNLF bombing 'plot'

The Ministry of Interior released a 14-page dossier of purported evidence against self-exiled political dissident Sam Serey on Wednesday, and government mouthpiece Fresh News leaked audio recordings of alleged associates seeking to buttress Prime Minister Hun Sen’s accusation that Serey was plotting a Khmer New ...

Ben Sokhean and Andrew Nachemson
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/interior-ministry-releases-dossier-evidence-outlining-alleged-knlf-bombing-plot

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