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Duck traffickers nabbed

Duck traffickers nabbed

Police in Siem Reap’s Prasat Bakong district arrested two men on Saturday for illegal wildlife trading after they were found in possession of more than 125 Mandarin ducks, a rare species found in Southeast Asia.

Soeun Sen, director of the anti-economic crime police for Siem Reap, said that police believe the two men were illegal wildlife traffickers who were planning to sell the ducks to local restaurants.

“Though we only encountered Mandarin ducks, we believe this is a place [the suspects’ house] where all types of wild animals are trafficked,” he said.

The two suspects were questioned and sent to the forestry administration to await trial.

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