Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Kampong Speu authorities confiscate nearly 20 kilograms of wildlife



Kampong Speu authorities confiscate nearly 20 kilograms of wildlife

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Kampong Speu authorities confiscated nearly 20 kilograms of wildlife from a home in Chech village including a King Cobra, other snakes and turtles. Photo supplied

Kampong Speu authorities confiscate nearly 20 kilograms of wildlife

Kampong Speu Military Police, along with Wild-life Alliance experts, on Wednesday cracked down on a home in Chech village where they confiscated nearly 20 kilograms of live wild animals, officials said on Thursday.

Yuk Dy, commander of the Military Police in Phnom Sruoch district, said his forces cooperated with Wildlife Alliance and the district’s Forestry Administration to carry out the raid.

Dy said the suspect had fled his home, but authorities managed to seize the wildlife, which included one King Cobra, four other snakes and five turtles. The King Cobra is listed as “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Military Police will continue to investigate the case in order to arrest the suspect, he said.

Doun Boreth, deputy chief for the Forestry Administration in Phnom Sruoch district, said he had already turned the animals over to Wildlife Alliance, which would release them back into the wild. Boreth said the wildlife broker had planned to transfer the animals to Phnom Penh, but villagers alerted police, who were able to intervene in time.

The trafficking of rare wildlife for meat or use in traditional medicine is common in Cambodia.

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Kingdom one of safest to visit in Covid-19 era’

    The Ministry of Tourism on January 12 proclaimed Cambodia as one of the safest countries to visit in light of the Kingdom having been ranked number one in the world by the Senegalese Economic Prospective Bureau for its success in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. In rankings

  • Ministry mulls ASEAN+3 travel bubble

    The Ministry of Tourism plans to launch a travel bubble allowing transit between Cambodia and 12 other regional countries in a bid to resuscitate the tourism sector amid crushing impact of the ongoing spread of Covid-19, Ministry of Tourism spokesman Top Sopheak told The Post on

  • Courts’ decisions now published as reference source

    The Ministry of Justice has published 44 verdicts from civil litigation cases which can be used as models for court precedents and for study by the public and those who work in pertinent fields. Publication of the verdicts on December 31 came as the result of joint

  • Reeling in Cambodia’s real estate sector

    A new norm sets the scene but risks continue to play out in the background A cold wind sweeps through the streets of Boeung Trabek on an early January morning as buyers and traders engage in commerce under bright blue skies. From a distance, the

  • Quarantine site in north Phnom Penh inaugurated

    A four-building quarantine centre in Phnom Penh’s Prek Pnov district was formally inaugurated on January 6. The centre can house up to 500 people, according to Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng. At the inauguration ceremony, Sreng said the municipal hall had cooperated with the Ministry

  • China firm to develop Mondulkiri airport

    Tourism to the Kingdom’s northeast corridor could experience a remarkable metamorphosis after the government decided in principle of a Chinese company to study and develop a proposal to build a regional-level airport in Mondulkiri province, according to industry insiders. The Council of Ministers said