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Kampong Cham cracks down on illicit wildlife sales

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Authorities seized the sale of wild animals on National Road 6. Theuon Vuthy

Kampong Cham cracks down on illicit wildlife sales

Kampong Cham provincial authority halted the sale of wild animals on National Road 6 in Batheay district, which is notorious for the illegal trade.

Provincial deputy governor Keo Nearith said on Wednesday, police seized three species of wild animals and arrested a trader.

The suspect was identified as Chuob Chin, 38. “We held him for displaying and selling wild animals illegally in public,” he said.

Chin later signed a contract promising not to repeat the offence before being released.

Nearith said Chin was freed because he was a small vendor who made just enough profits to support his family.

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