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Deer, lizard and turtles seized in wildlife raid

Deer, lizard and turtles seized in wildlife raid

Two men were arrested on Saturday after they were caught trying to smuggle wild animals from Kratie’s Snuol district to Vietnam.

Nine species were uncovered, including a roe deer — which later died — a monitor lizard, two species of snakes, turtles, a ferret, an iguana, parrots and an unidentified bird. Snuol commune police chief Thay Lythun said yesterday the Provincial Forestry Adminis-tration and local authorities had worked together to rescue the trapped animals.

“A man bought wild animals and our police saw and followed him to a home where those animals were stocked for trade in Vietnam,” Lythun said. In a separate incident on Saturday, Kampong Cham provincial police stopped a car and arrested two men after 65kg of snakes were found in the vehicle. 

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