Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Over 200 kilograms of wildlife seized in Mondulkiri

Over 200 kilograms of wildlife seized in Mondulkiri

Trafficked wildlife that was seized in Mondulkiri province on Wednesday. Photo supplied
Trafficked wildlife that was seized in Mondulkiri province on Wednesday. Photo supplied

Over 200 kilograms of wildlife seized in Mondulkiri

Authorities seized more than 200 kilograms of trafficked wildlife in two cases in Mondulkiri on Wednesday. Provincial Environment Department Director Keo Sopheak said four men on two motorbikes were arrested hauling 100 kilos of illegal wildlife meat out of Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary.

However, only one arrest was made, of suspect Moch Tuch, who allegedly carried a homemade rifle. The other men escaped. Separately, Wildlife Alliance and Forestry Administration officials arrested 29-year-old Sen Monorom market vendor Som Kimsang and seized 116 kilos of wildlife, the FA’s Chhuon Sereyvort confirmed.

The haul included several types of meat and two live monitor lizards. Kimsang was fined 20 million riel, or about $5,000, and let go after signing a pledge not to trade in wildlife again.

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • NOCC to contest petanque, tennis axe

    The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia will lobby hard over the next few weeks for the inclusion of the Kingdom’s most productive medal-earning sport, petanque, along with vovinam and tennis after the disciplines were left out of the initial list of 30 preferred sports for