OVER 35 kilograms of wild animal meat and some live animals were confiscated from a house in Kratie province’s Krakor commune during raids conducted Friday by the environmental group Wildlife Alliance, local authorities said.
So Veasna, chief of Kratie town’s military police, said 25 kilograms of wild boar meat, 10 kilograms of deer meat and eight civets – some living, some dead – were confiscated in the raid on the house of a villager who was suspected of dealing in illegal wildlife.
“Wildlife Alliance officials launched the crackdown independently – they did not need cooperation from the authorities,” he said.
So Veasna said that the perpetrators had not been arrested because they managed to escape before the raid.
“Our police forces are hunting for the suspects in order to bring them to face the law,” So Veasna said.
“We plan to meet with representatives of Wildlife Alliance to discuss future cooperation between the organisation and authorities in an effort to crack down on other wildlife offenses.”
A Wildlife Alliance official declined to comment Monday.