Teen Slingshot Gang Arrested in Banlung

Breaking news from Cambodia can be found here. CEO often finds Khmer news and translates it into English for our readers if it is interesting to expats, locals, Cambodians living abroad and anyone who wants to stay informed of the latest local and international news stories about Cambodia and our neighbors in South East Asia. There are many sources for Khmer news articles and they can all be found here in one place. Most of the media comes out of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or Sihanoukville, but we cover national Cambodian news from all provinces.
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 25962
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 1039
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Teen Slingshot Gang Arrested in Banlung

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:07 am

Image
Ratanakiri, Cambodia News: On 21 September 2018, Banlung police raided a local guesthouse where young people were gathering, and 24 teenagers were detained for use of drugs and carrying illegal weapons (slingshots). Several small bags of methamphetamine and some drug equipment were found on the premises. The suspects were all taken to the station for questioning and drug tests.
Image
Image
Image
Image
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
User avatar
John Bingham
Expatriate
Posts: 6100
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:26 pm
Reputation: 2016
Yemen

Re: Teen Slingshot Gang Arrested in Banlung

Post by John Bingham » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:17 am

Seriously, those slingshots made out of branches with elastic bands are illegal? They sell those things to tourists all over the region. They aren't harmless but how can they ban such rudimentary stuff?
User avatar
Duncan
Sir Duncan
Posts: 6384
Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:22 pm
Reputation: 1359
Location: Wonder Why Central

Re: Teen Slingshot Gang Arrested in Banlung

Post by Duncan » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:29 am

John Bingham wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:17 am
Seriously, those slingshots made out of branches with elastic bands are illegal? They sell those things to tourists all over the region. They aren't harmless but how can they ban such rudimentary stuff?
I wonder if the police found the ammunition for those slingshots.
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
User avatar
frank lee bent
Expatriate
Posts: 11117
Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 4:10 am
Reputation: 1858
United States of America

Re: Teen Slingshot Gang Arrested in Banlung

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:57 am

they sometimes bust people selling them in the markets.
newkidontheblock
Expatriate
Posts: 1331
Joined: Tue May 20, 2014 3:51 am
Reputation: 340

Re: Teen Slingshot Gang Arrested in Banlung

Post by newkidontheblock » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:19 am

Think it was more the meth than the slingshots that earned them the photos.
User avatar
Brody
Expatriate
Posts: 2324
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:07 pm
Reputation: 1383
Cambodia

Re: Teen Slingshot Gang Arrested in Banlung

Post by Brody » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:32 am

I recall 7 or 8 years ago, there was a spate of sling-shot attacks on tourists around riverside.

Iirc, one lady got nailed in the face whilst she sat inside a restaurant. The theory was that they were done through the window of a moving car by some rich punk kids.

Mysteriously stopped after about a month or so.

I hope those events don't resurrect themselves with those nasty looking air-soft pistols.
User avatar
frank lee bent
Expatriate
Posts: 11117
Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 4:10 am
Reputation: 1858
United States of America

Re: Teen Slingshot Gang Arrested in Banlung

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:39 am

yeah they threw half bricks too
User avatar
fax
Expatriate
Posts: 2073
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:28 am
Reputation: 897
Korea North

Re: Teen Slingshot Gang Arrested in Banlung

Post by fax » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:08 am

Brody wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:32 am
I recall 7 or 8 years ago, there was a spate of sling-shot attacks on tourists around riverside.
It's been coming and going but I haven't heard it happen for years now.

In the news https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/west ... cks-38450/
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 25962
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 1039
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Re: Teen Slingshot Gang Arrested in Banlung

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:32 pm

It must be a Ratanakiri thing: two other groups of teenagers, aged between 14 and 20, have been arrested by police in Banlung and in Yak Loem , on 26 September 2018, for detention of weapons.
Image
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post